4 ways to hire the right team


Hiring the right employees can make or break your business. Employee recruitment is about managing stress, as you will constantly be judged on your selection, and you obviously cannot please everybody in your organization.

However, there are certain rules that you can use to hire the right employee for your business every time:


Get social with the candidates:

Asking personal questions won’t get you anywhere, and could be awkward and uncomfortable for both parties. Rather, you or your human resources team should be analyzing the candidates’ presence on social media. This can be a great strategy, especially if you want to hire employees for tech businesses.

You’ll be surprised what you can find out about a candidate by researching their social presence. If you look at the list of fortune 500 firms, you’ll see that 45 percent of these firms list job openings on social media.


define the job before hiring an employee


carefully define the job before posting it and recruiting. Hiring the right employee starts with a job analysis. The job analysis enables you to collect information about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular job.

The information from the job analysis is fundamental to developing the job description for the new employee. The job description assists you to plan your recruiting strategy for hiring the right employee.


Hire the one who accepts the mistake

Many of us learned in school that making mistakes was an indicator of lack of ability. New research describes how adaptive learning requires mistake making — you can’t go forward without experimenting. Really able learners make lots of mistakes and are able to glean important lessons from them. Look for the candidate who can easily describe three failures, and what they learned from them. Take it as a warning sign if they can’t readily describe their screw-ups.


Find growth minded people

Steve leveen, ceo and founder of levenger, a tools-for-reading company, says when he hires he looks for people who are collectors. “it doesn’t actually matter what they collect,” he says.“just that they are really interested in something, that they have passions.” Because great candidates are eager and rapid learners, they will also have learnings they pursue on their own. What are they? Do you get excited when the candidate describes them? Your gut will help, but asking the right questions is also critical.

Last modified: March 24, 2018