In the current recruiting market, employers are moving away from the simple “Where have you been and what have you done?” method of interviewing candidates. Focus is shifting toward personality traits and how potential employees approach problems.
Consider the following two primary steps in finding individuals who best fulfill your company’s needs.
Know What You Need in A Candidate
To screen for the best candidates, have a clear definition of the organization’s mission statement, goals, value, and vision. It is easy to become sidetracked by resume points during an interview process if you don’t have a solid sense of what’s needed in a perspective employee to facilitate the progression of your vision.
An experienced recruiter can help define exactly what your company needs in a new hire, meaning less wasted time. Discerning the underlying concerns and desires of an organization is the trademark of an excellent recruiting team, and their professional help can mean less turnover and more profit.
Look for a Skill/Character Balance
Candidates must be screened for the required skill set and capabilities to excel at the given job. However, a hunger to learn and grow can be extremely valuable as well. Bringing a sense of curiosity and new way of thinking to the table may benefit everyone in the long run—ensuring your company doesn’t box itself in and become stagnant. A combination of amazing skill and fitting character should be present in candidates you choose to on-board.
There are many qualified people in the job market, but sometimes finding the right chemistry proves difficult. A gap between employers and candidates can develop because of the emphasis placed on skill sets and resumes in job postings. Applications often neglect to address character and personality requirements for a position. Organizations such as Lifestyle Retail Recruiters help bridge these gaps and connect ideal candidates with the best companies.
Lifestyle Retail Recruiters are an experienced team of professionals that help employers navigate the process of finding great new hires. Their recruiters listen, understand a business’ needs, and find the best fit.
In the next chapter, we’ll discuss the importance of creating solid teams within any businesses and how this impacts hiring.