Hiring managers, don’t you wish you could consistently hire superior people? As the competition for talent increases, having robust recruiting skills are crucial for hiring top people on a regular basis. In this blog post – ‘How to interview and hire superior people’, I will be sharing some valuable tips on the similar lines. Let’s begin…
Managers you need to make hiring top talent your main goal; it is the key to your career progression.
Establish and utilize the right set of tools and resources to find and hire superior talent.
If you hire a weak candidate, just to fill the job. You’ll end up getting weak results, as rarely does a weak candidate turn into a great employee.
As the quote goes,
Hire smart, or manage tough. – Red Scott
A strong manager would have employees exceeding expectations on all aspects of work without being pushed. They are self-motivated to do the required work.
Avoid conducting superficial interviews, they are the #1 reason why top-notch talent pull themselves out of the interview process.
Stop posting boring JD’s. Get creative with your job descriptions, including the real job challenges and opportunities to attract top people.
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Use the interview to collect information about the candidate not to make a decision whether to hire or not. Remain objective throughout the process until you have collected both relevant and unbiased data about the candidate.
Collect information across multiple job factors – from product knowledge, technical know-how’s, intelligence, affability to how well they work with others and meet deadlines.
First impressions, intuitions, personality, prejudices, interviewing and presentation skills are no longer sufficient for assessing a candidate’s ability. Collecting the right information as mentioned in #8 and #9 is a prerequisite before deciding yes or no.
Therefore, these few fundamental principles become the foundation for a systematic process for hiring superior talent. Follow them and watch your accuracy soar with this simple system.