Not many people place enough emphasis on recruitment in business and in my view these decision will be some of the most important that you will take in the business. There has to be great talent coming through the doors of your business in order to knit together a great team which can power your company to success. The recruitment process is not always easy however yet you can simplify it with just 4 steps. We spoke to the business team at My Background Checks to find out just what those 4 keys are, stick to these and you’ll be just fine.
When posting the job and looking for people to apply you must get your information out to as many places as possible. You want someone looking for a career, not a quick paycheque. Some people simply post a position on a job site and then expect the cream to rise to the top, this will not happen. Instead you should be posting on as many boards and sites as possible, as well as looking to solicit people directly through sites such as LinkedIn.
When the application forms start to flood in, which they will if you advertise in the right way, you must be ruthless in getting through them and selecting the best people for the position. Basically all you want to know on the application form is the person’s educational history, their work experience, and whether or not there is anything shocking there for you. Assuming that these details are in place, that is all you need to know, don’t waste your time digging through their skills, character traits or any of the useless information which people write down, that’s what the interview is for.
Assuming that the person has the educational history and the work experience that you are looking for, the interview is about understanding who they are and most importantly, whether or not they will be a good fit for the team. During the interview throw them off with some strange questions, see how they deal with them, equally you need to know what makes this person tick, view them like a pice of putty which is ready to mould. All you need to see from an interview is potential, and a personality which will fit in with your team.
Do not underestimate the power of a background check, this is your due diligence to make sure that the applicant is who they say they are, and that they do not have any nasty skeletons in their closet. A background check is so important because failure to perform one could result in your hiring murderers or worse, hiring someone who is looking to steal from you or even someone who lacks integrity because they lied on their application form. Get the truth first, before you even consider hiring that person, if not it could certainly cost you and your business.