There are three key components to a successful business: Product/service, customers and employees. If you’ve got all the customers in the world and a great product, but your staff doesn’t have the right stuff, your business will never be totally successful.
Here is a five step strategy for creating a recruiting process to guarantee a great team.
5-Step Recruiting Strategy
1. View recruiting as an ongoing process.
Even if you’ve got no immediate need, create and maintain a list of prospective employees.
2. Develop an employee referral program.
If you’ve already got smart, well-connected people, why not capitalize on them?
3. Create a “real world” job description.
Don’t create a role that is impossible to fill. Separate truly essential job qualifications from those that can be learned on the job.
4. Set clear objectives for follow-up interviews.
Don’t spend time reviewing info/questions you’ve already covered.
5. Trust your instincts.
Focus on the individual’s background, experience and attitude, but don’t neglect your “gut feeling” in making the hiring decision.