Hiring a new employee is an exciting time for any company. However, it can also be one of the most stressful times in your business. We want to help make this process easier by providing insights on how to avoid common hiring mistakes that many companies make.
We’ve compiled a list of 5 mistakes that companies make when hiring to help you avoid them!
1) Not checking references thoroughly enough - It's important to check references as thoroughly as possible before making an offer. This will give you a better idea of what kind of person they are and how they would fit into your team.
2) Focusing too much on skills instead of personality - When looking at candidates' resumes, don't just focus on their skillset- take note of their personality traits and see if they're compatible with yours & your business!
3) Making assumptions based on the first impression - Don't hire someone because they seem like the perfect candidate right away- get to know them more before deciding whether or not this is the best fit for your company
4) Not asking questions during interviews - The interview process should be two-way street ask questions so you can learn more about what this person has to offer but also listen carefully so that you can find out if this job is really what they want. 5) Letting emotions cloud judgment - If there's something about one candidate that rubs you the wrong way, try not to let it affect your decision too much- keep an open mind and remember that no one is perfect!
The best way to avoid making these mistakes is by doing your homework before you start interviewing anyone. Make sure you know what skills and qualities are needed for each position, as well as how much experience or education is required so that your hiring process is efficient and you aren’t hiring someone who won't work out anyway. If possible, try conducting phone interviews in addition to video and in-person meetings, so that you can see how they communicate over the phone and get a sense of their personality. And finally, ask questions about things like salary expectations early on so there's no confusion later on about salary, benefits, and opportunity for growth inside your business.
With Hirics all of these problems are avoided with our professional & streamlined hiring process. Contact us today so we can provide some insight into what makes an effective interviewee or employee