THE “ABC” OF HIRING

 

Since ABC is the first thing they teach us as children and in sales ABC Stands for Always Be Closing. In hiring, ABC stands for Always Be Considering. It makes sense that this is titled the ABC of hiring because all the essentials of hiring would be discussed here as well as how to consider and choose the best candidate in any hiring process.

The items highlighted below are major points hiring managers should focus on when embarking on a recruitment process;

  • Job description: Describing the nature of the job goes a long way into the heart of the job applicant. It is the first impression about your company. Most times, job applicants could possibly not know much about the company in question as such; putting up a good job description that is void of error can help to show applicants that the organisation is worth working for. Another area of focus in this wise is, most hiring managers look for skills rather than talent. The wrong path of this is that skills can be learned but talent is rare and valuable.

  • Keep your candidates informed: Having selected the required candidate that fits the job based on your assessment, it is necessary that you follow up or inform those who were not selected, of your decision. It is important to appreciate them for their interest in your organisation. The interview, while socially fraught, is not the trickiest part of the hiring process (At least not for the interviewee). No, the most frustrating part for the interviewee is “the waiting”.

  • Develop the right questions to ask: Every candidate who comes for an interview has possibly rehearsed every possible question the hiring manager can ask and as such it should be noted that not just strengths and weaknesses should be asked but questions that makes it possible to see deeper into the candidate like how he related in a team or maybe shifting focus to an entirely different person. In that way, the attitude and personality of the candidate begins to show.

  • Involve your employees in the recruitment process: You can involve your employees in recommending suitable candidates, reviewing profiles of candidate or maybe even join in the interview. Organisations that fail to use employees to assess potential employees are under-utilizing one of their most important assets. People who participate in the selection process are committed to helping the new employee succeed. It can’t get any better than that for you and the new employee.

Every organisation in one way or the other is involved in hiring. How well the hiring process goes can go a long way to determine how good your next employee would be.

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