I need to recruit, but how?
When you have identified it is time to add to your team, this can be both an exciting and daunting prospect.
As a starting point it is always great to have defined the Job Description which should describe what the role you are recruiting will actually do (and make sure that fits the gap you have in your business)
Next step is thinking about the Person Specification. You know WHAT you want someone to do but what QUALITIES and ATTRIBUTES would the ideal candidate have? This is worth some thought before even considering how you will recruit. This may be based on certain skills or experience that is needed, qualifications that are a must for the job or simply down to attitude and outlook. If you consider this now your selection process will be much easier.
You then can consider HOW to attract the right candidates. Whether this be through traditional advertising, Online Job Boards or the use of an Agency service.
Once you have interest in your job then you need to whittle down those applications to possible interviews and so your job and person specifications will be a big help.
At interview, don’t wing it. I speak to lots of business owners that spend a lot of time selling their Company to candidates and asking little about them at the interview. Prepare in advance what you want to ask and ensure you ask the same of every candidate for a fair comparison.
Recruitment isn’t an exact science, there are candidates out there that can ace interview but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the tasting and so you never know 100% until someone starts with you if they entirely fit the bill.
We are able to work with businesses to advise on the most appropriate way to recruit to give you the best chance of finding your dream employee and so if you would like some help then contact us to discuss our People Plan Programme.
For more information on this service, call on 0844 8797286.
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