Choosing the Right Employees for the Job
Author: The Massey Clark Fisher Team | Monday, Feb 25, 2013
Matching the right job applicant to a particular job opening is not an easy task. Since all job candidates who make it as far as their interviews have impressed the human resources staff with their cover letters and resumes, an interviewer must rely on carefully honed skills of discernment and a few of the following tips to find the job seeker who really stands out.
During the interviewing process, have certain members of your staff who will be subordinate to the candidate meet one-on-one with him. The mark of a good employee is how well he interacts with employees at every level. A candidate who shows the same high level of respect with a secretary as he does with an upper-level supervisor is one worth considering.
When interviewing a person who was recently fired, ask some probing questions to determine whether he feels responsible for his firing. It is a rare job candidate who does not blame his coworkers, bosses, lack of training or other things beyond his ability to control. A candidate who can admit to making mistakes and shows that he has learned from them can prove to be a valuable asset to your company.
While most serious job seekers prepare for the interview by researching information about your company, most are only able to answer the question, “Why do you want a job with our company?” in the most basic of terms. There is not usually a wrong or right answer to this question, but the candidate who knows your product or service extremely well, shows his enthusiasm for the company, and clearly demonstrates how he could fit into the team, rises above the rest.
Hiring the best and most competent employees helps your business prosper, but it does not always work as a guarantee against unforeseen accidents or other tragic events that can bring lawsuits and heavy financial penalties down on your company. Make sure your business is protected with adequate business insurance.