Experiencing Growth? These 8 Questions Will Stop You from Hiring a Dud

January 16th, 2014 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

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Every company suffers through a period of growth where the influx of work creates a burden that is too great for the current team to handle. These growing pains can leave your employees and team leaders feeling stretched beyond their usual means, instilling a sense of despair that can overtake the office rather quickly. What will you do when this inevitable time comes about? Will you just sit there and lament the overwhelming burden that has been placed upon your team, or will you take action and start your search for new employees?

If you have chosen the second option then there are a few questions that you should be able to answer before you get your search started. Meditating on these questions will allow you to properly prepare for the hiring process. Your potential hires will be prepared with well thought out questions about the position with your company, so why shouldn’t you be too? Before you start your search, consider the following:

• What do you want this employee to do on a daily basis?

• What is your budget for this employee?

• How quickly do you need to fill this position?

• What is your strategy to retain and motivate your new employee once you have found them?

• What skills do you want the candidate to possess?

• What personality type would mesh well with your group?

• Why would someone enjoy working with your company?

• Where will this position lead to in 3 to 5 years?

Having the answers to these questions will help the process move along much more smoothly and will even go a long way in helping you to land the right candidate for the job. The need for new hires can sneak up on you so always make sure you are prepared to take on the challenge!

By Amber Hamby

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