In today’s business world, there is no shortage of candidates for any job position and it would appear that businesses can find the best candidate for the job in no time.
However, it is not as simple as it looks. There is always the possibility that you will end hiring the wrong person,
which can trigger a whole series of negative consequences. The wrong person can turn out to be lazy and unmotivated, unqualified, or they can influence the atmosphere in the workplace (in a bad way!).
In House Care Egypt, our main objective is to save your efforts and resources. We know well, that you will spend a lot of time in training them, and then it would be a big lose when you wind up looking for another candidate and trying to get them to fit in, which will cost your company a lot of money.
An impressive list of qualifications and extensive work experience are certainly necessary, but these are not the only things you should factor in when recruiting potential employees. Making sure that they are also in tune with the culture of your organization and its goals is also crucial.
Here are 7 ways we go through to improve the recruitment process and hire the best candidate every time you request them from House Care Egypt.
1. WE LOOK FOR A CAREER-ORIENTED PERSON
One of the more subtle aspects we consider when hiring a new employee is their commitment towards developing their own career and growing as a professional. If we have a candidate who is trying to juggle multiple careers, or who has been quick to jump ship and work for several companies in the past without decent tenure (or without valid reasons), then maybe we shouldn’t hire them. (We can validate that to not ignore the right candidates mistakenly).
You want an employee who is going to be loyal to the company, and who will view your job as an opportunity to advance their career and be an asset to the company at the same time. If their job history is checkered, we think twice before consider them hired, for your business benifit.
2. WE ASSESS FOR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Ideally, you should hire a candidate who is both qualified and experienced in your line of work. However, more often than not, we will not come across a perfect candidate. Focusing on the practical experience of your potential employee is key because they will be able to integrate themselves more quickly and become familiar with the job.
We also save your time and money when it comes to their training. If a candidate doesn’t have the required practical experience you are looking for, they will need more time to fit in and learn all the nuances of the job. Of course, every new employee needs to go through an adjustment period, but you want to keep that period as short as possible, and that's exactly what we help you to do.
3. WE TEST YOUR CANDIDATES
One of the ways we can improve the recruitment process would be to implement various methodologies that can provide you with a much clearer picture as far as learning abilities and analytical skills of the candidate are concerned. It goes deeper than looking at a person’s resume and making a decision based on that alone.
Even if their resume is impressive, and they come off as confident during the interview,we help you as an employer to test potential employees, because they might not have been completely truthful on their resume. Also, you will gain a better insight into how resourceful they are when presented with a new challenge that we help you to design for them to test their real capabilities.
4. WE DETERMINE STRENGTHS NEEDED FOR THE POSITION
Let’s face it, most jobs nowadays are stressful to a certain extent. If you run an IT company, for instance, we look for candidates who, in addition to their qualifications, have the necessary mental and psychological strength to cope with pressure, tight deadlines, and complex client demands. As experts we know how to evaluate that.
If you are hiring someone to do a job which is repetitive in its nature, you will need to determine whether the candidate will need to be able to stay motivated, even if they are required to perform the same actions over and over again. If an employee is going to burn out quickly under stress, despite having a brilliant CV, then they are probably not a good fit for the job.
6.WE KEEP IMPROVING YOUR HIRING PROCESS
Potential candidates are not the only thing we focus on if you want to hire the best person for the job. we work on the recruitment process and make constant changes and tweaks to it until we get it right. For instance, some companies have their recruiters asking magic bullet questions, whose purpose is to catch the candidates off guard and test their analytical skills.
A more efficient method would be to focus on obtaining relevant information about potential employees, such as their qualifications, knowledge, experience, social skills, as well as their ability to learn and develop. Also,we attract the right candidates by making all of the job requirements as clear as possible.
7. WE CONSIDER BRINGING ON AN INTERN
Depending on the size of your company, you may want to engage an intern as an interim solution. This is one of the best ways to find the best candidate for the job. After monitoring their progress, you will know everything about them: their intelligence, skills, ability to cope with stress, social skills, and weaknesses. In fact, you will get to know them much better than any candidates you just interview.
And if you do decide to hire interns, don’t just have them run errands for you. Give them some actual work, so that you can gauge their abilities and prepare them for actual work, in case you decide to hire them. Plus, you will save plenty of time by hiring someone you already have in your company, instead of going through an extensive hiring process.