You’ve been there. Hours of reading through unremarkable resumes. Grueling interviews where canned answers are the response du jour. There’s got to be a better way to find the right person for the job. While there is no easy way to fill an open position, finding the right person for the job can have a huge impact on your company in more ways than you think. The wrong hiring decisions can affect your bottom line, employee morale and productivity and can result in customer dissatisfaction, lost sales and delivering lower caliber products. The people that represent your company are an important part of your brand, albeit in a more subtle way than your logo or marketing campaign. The following tips will help you fill an open position with more confidence – and better results.
- Never Stop Searching
- Pay Attention to Resume Details
- Avoid Culture Clash
- Don’t Compromise on Must-have Qualities
- Prepare for Interviews
- Follow Up
- Be the tortoise