5 Tips to Help Identify and Hire Quality Employees

5 Tips to Help Identify and Hire Quality Employees
Human resources agent asking questions to hire employees for her company

Are you looking to improve your strategy to hire employees? Or perhaps you are stuck between two candidates? These are common questions all recruitment agents have faced at some point in their careers.

The hiring process can be long and tedious but is necessary in hiring the best candidate for your company’s success. So if you find yourself stuck in the hiring process or want to improve your hiring strategy, this article will make things easier for you.

Here are our five best tips to help you in your hiring process:

Ensure Candidates Align with Your Company’s Vision

You may find yourself stumbling across the perfect candidate with the best credentials, experience, and education. Before getting too eager, it is crucial to make sure this candidate’s work ethic and motivation align with your company. All companies have specific and unique visions that define their goals and mission. You want to hire somebody who can meet these goals and who identifies with the bigger picture of your company. It is important to hire a candidate who understands your company’s strategy and tactics and not somebody who cannot see past daily tasks. This is also more likely to confirm that you are hiring a candidate that is truly motivated for this position.

Identify a Candidate’s Talent and Ability to Think Critically

Creating a business takes years of hard work that requires critical thinking and the ability to adapt in the long run. You want to hire a candidate who possesses these traits so your company can continue thriving in the future. Identify a candidate’s talent through pre-employment assessments and critical thinking questions during an interview. These tactics will not only help to discover a candidate’s talent but will also provide insight into how they react under pressure. This helps you add an employee to your team that can develop innovative solutions to keep your business adapting to new standards. 

Attitude Goes a Long Way

If you ever have coached a sports team, you know exactly why attitude is key for winning. Attitude can mean the difference between a talented person and a liability to your team. Since attitude can be contagious, hiring a candidate with a poor attitude can rub off on the rest of your employees and create low work morale. The last thing you want is to hire a new employee who sucks all the motivation out of your team. When a candidate comes into the interview motivated and passionate about the opportunity, this is an indicator that the candidate will be hardworking and a team player. 

Make Sure the Candidate Does Not Need Constant Supervision

Most of the time, you will not have the resources or willingness to look over and micromanage new employees constantly. Hire somebody you trust who has experience working on independent projects. This does not mean you must hire the candidate with the most experience. However, be sure that you can trust their work ethic and ability to do the job day in and day out.

Include the Rest of Your Team in the Process

When possible, allow your team to see how the candidate fits with them and how they work together. They are the ones who will be working closely with the new employee each day, so they can often get an accurate perspective of their work ethic and motivation. Your team was once in the same position as that future employee, so allow them to share information with you that will lead to you hiring the best candidate. 

If you need help to hire employees, reach out to Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. at (203)750-8838. We are a team of experts that can make the process of hiring much less challenging and vastly more successful for you and your team. Contact us today to discuss a strategy that fits your team’s needs and see how we can help you!

Victoria is an accomplished direct and digital marketer with more than 20 years of industry experience. The Founder and President of Victoria James Executive Search, Inc. direct and digital marketing search firm, she has had a successful and accomplished career, holding senior level sales and marketing management positions in companies such as Citicorp Diner’s Club, Donnelley Marketing. Victoria understands the need for premium talent in the Direct and Digital Marketing industries, is an active member of the Direct Marketing Association, NEMOA and other associations, and holds an Executive MBA from Bernard M. Baruch College. Contact Victoria today to learn how her team of recruitment experts can accelerate your efforts and help you quickly accomplish your goals.


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