How To Hire The Right People For Your Company

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Hiring the wrong people in your company can cost you time and money. If you make a mistake, you end up wasting money on recruitment costs, investing time and money in training someone and then doing this all again when it doesn’t work out. So, it really is important to get it the right first time, so here are a few ways in which you can do that:

Remember That Technical Skills Can Be Learnt

Many people make the mistake of looking at a candidate’s CV and checking off all the technical skills against what is needed in the job. This may sound like the smart thing to do, and it’s understandable as to why people think this. However, realistically it’s more important to prioritize cultural fit over these technical skills if you want the person to stay working in the company. Research has shown that 62% of business leaders still regard experience and technical skills as the most important considerations for new hires, despite the fact that 87% had found that in practice the most successful recruitment has been when they prioritized and considered cultural fit which included values, beliefs, and outlook – as well as the person’ s potential, during the hiring process.

Soft Skills Are Essential

There is talk today that the younger generations are lacking in soft skills as when it comes to things like social skills, Millenials are very used to communicating via technology. A lot can be said for having decent soft skills such as people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence, and emotional intelligence. According to recruitment agency, Robert Half the current market conditions are causing businesses to undervalue soft skills, such as creative thinking and communication, in favor of candidates that appear to have the required skills on paper and in doing so they may be losing out on some of the most promising talents. 

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Focus On The Potential

When it comes to labour hire, it’s easy to go for someone who has all the experience from elsewhere, and people can often underestimate the value of getting someone in who has a lot of potential and how valuable good training and development can be when helping employees to develop the technical knowledge that they need to achieve their full potential. 

There is always going to be a risk and some uncertainty when it comes to hiring anyone, regardless of who they are, but overly focusing on experience and technical skills, at the expense of potential and cultural fit, can be harmful to your business and mean that you find it difficult to adapt to changes in the market. You want to look for candidates with the right attitude, the right aptitude, and then if you give them the right training, you can mold them into the employee you want. Always take soft skills into account and just remember that other skills can be taught, plus you will want to teach them your way of doing things anyway, so while it can be beneficial for someone to come in and bring their ideas and knowledge from their old workplace with them and can also be harder to get them out of old habits than it is to get them into new ones.