As a business owner, you are constantly faced with everyday dilemmas from dealing with your client’s requirements to ensuring that your business is operating at its maximum capacity with your current staffing level. So, what do you do when one of your key employees informs you that they have found another job, or that your business is growing and you need to rapidly increase your staff? Here are some tips on how to make your recruitment processes more effective.
Both scenarios can, of course, cause concern, not only to you as a business owner, but also to your team. No matter how many people you employ, the importance of having a team who can work together is essential to any business, and the prospect of adding any new team members can have a potentially stressful impact on your existing staff. Staff leaving can also upset the motivation of the team.
Until you find the right candidate(s), existing staff may be required to undertake additional tasks, and then during the recruitment process, they will have to assist the new staff until they become fully operational. As a company owner or manager, you will also now have to find staff that will fit into your existing team dynamic and the company culture. Any recruitment process, therefore, needs to be undertaken as quickly as possible due to the increased workload and or motivational issues across the team.
Here are some tips that will help you make your recruitment process more effective:
1. Update the job description
The first thing you need to do is to assess how your business has changed since you started and how it is likely to change in the future. This will determine what skills and qualities you will need from a new employee perspective.
Once you have decided what direction your business is likely to go, it is time to write your job description. It is very important to give an accurate description of the position in order to attract the best candidates. It is not enough to just list qualifications, experience and training.
You also need to include tasks that the new recruit will need to undertake on a day-to-day basis. Be as explicit as you can and don’t assume that everybody knows what is expected of someone in that specific role.
2. Involve other people in your company
You will also need to decide who is going to be involved in the recruitment process. Besides the usual people such as the manager or company owner, it is always a good idea to include people who will need to interact directly with the new recruit every day. This will give you a more realistic perspective on the candidate’s skills and capabilities for the job together with their personality “fit” within the team and the company.
3. Be flexible when arranging interviews
Many people who are currently working can have real difficulties at the time of arranging a job interview. It is important to show some flexibility where you can and to make changes if necessary. Another alternative is to arrange interviews in the evening after work hours or even at the weekend. Remember that finding the right candidate is not easy and requires time and dedication.
4. Use Recruitment Professionals that can help you find quality people that match all your needs and save you time and money in the process.
Finally, consider hiring a recruitment agency. At Jobfinder Spain, we utilise well-proven and intelligent search and selection processes. We use a two-tier interview process as well as a unique personality profiling system. We have an extensive database of active candidates and utilise out In-House Marketing Agency (Mint Spain) to rapidly and effectively generate suitable candidates. We then provide you with a shortlist of the best candidates available so you don’t have to spend time going through hundreds of CVs and interviewing candidates that are not suitable. This means that you should only need to see two or three quality candidates for the final interview, leaving you to do what you are good at, running your team or your business!
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