Sarah El Kareh
Most of companies suffer when hiring new people. They keep wondering whether the ones they hired are the right ones, and it definitely takes them almost forever to decide who is to be hired. Yet, when they hire all the people they want, another question is whether all the chosen ones are the right ones or not. In fact, when a company employs the wrong people, it may suffer from turnovers, weak productivity and endless problems that will drop morale and performance. It can highly cost a company to hire the wrong employee, than it should avoid taking the risks.
Obviously, the right people should be assigned to the right positions. Here’s how you can find the perfect person for the job in almost no time:
- Scan all the CVs. When screening all the resumes rapidly, you will notice that 50% of the candidates do not fit for the available job.
- Specify the main requirements needed for the success of the available job.
- Classify the rest of the resumes under two parts: Definite and Possible. Definite category will include the names of applicants who seem to have the requirements, whereas the “Possible” category will include the names whose characteristics are not completely promising to meet the requirements of this job. You will notice that the “Definite” category has no more than 10% of all applicants.
- Call the applicants mentioned under the “Definite” category. Try to figure out what they are expecting from the post they’ve applied for, what interests them in the job, whether they are ready to change location, travel or to do anything that some people may refuse to do, what their expected salary is… based on their answers, many names will be deleted from the list of definite candidates.
- Examine profiles of the remaining candidates on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter… You may decide to delete more names based on the overall image that may not meet the standard of your company or its culture.
Eventually, you will end up with a very little number of applicants who passed all the tests you’ve made, and you can now choose the perfect hire out of a few.