By Jeffrey Traill | March 16, 2020
Searching for and finding the greatest talent for your company is an investment. Developing a job outline with responsibilities and requirements for each new employee is essential to finding the right hire.
Looking for a few ways to ensure your next hire keeps? Here are a few pro tips:
Hire with a recommendation: We pride ourselves in delivering results and hires that companies are satisfied with and will recommend our services to others, likewise, it is ideal to contact the candidate's references and receive a recommendation. What type of employee were they at a previous job? How did they respond to confrontation? Were they honest and would they be something that reference would recommend or be proud to re-hire?
Hold several interviews: There are common practices for hiring, but there are no set “rules” for how to hire. If needed after the first interview or even a second, call and ask any additional questions you may have before hiring.
Clarify expectations: It’s easy to hire and bring on board a new employee with all the expectations clear in your mind, but maybe not in theirs. Be clear with what’s expected and how those expectations will be measured. Defining the role, expectations and metrics will lead to a happy employee and a successful hire.
Conduct a “buddy” system: Once hired, pair new employees with those who have been in the company and working successfully. Creating and upholding a "buddy” system will bring unity in the office and help to provide an environment that both victories and failures can be processed.
Conduct exit interviews: Hires that keep begin with the end of the former employee. An employee exiting will be far more honest and upfront with what was great and where there is a need for improvement- seek their assistance and help for leading your next hire on the path of success.