Hiring the right employee is a challenging process. Hiring the wrong employee is expensive, costly to your work environment, and time consuming. Hiring the right employee, on the other hand, pays you back in employee productivity, a successful employment relationship, and a positive impact on your total work environment.
Hiring the right employee enhances your work culture and pays you back a thousand times over in high employee morale, positive forward thinking planning, and accomplishing challenging goals. This is not a comprehensive guide to hiring, but these steps are key when you hire an employee.
Define the job before hiring an employee.
Plan your employee recruiting strategy.
Use a Checklist for hiring an Employee.
Review Credentials and Applicants Carefully
Prescreen of Candidates.
Ask the right job interview questions
Educational qualifications – This can be college education and/or university education.
Professional qualifications – Only relevant for some roles and can include on the job training
Professional experience – How many years of relevant experience does the candidate have.
Evidence of competencies – Is there any evidence from the CV that the applicant has some or all of the competencies you are looking for..