When it comes to hiring staff, we all want one thing – to hire the right employees that will fit our business. After all, a business is only as good as its employees. So, how do you go about finding the right candidate? It all comes down to your strategy, and looking at the visions and values of your business. There are a number of things you should look at when hiring – far beyond their resume & experience.
Find people who share your company’s vision
Make sure you share your company’s vision and values. By sharing this you can attract employees whose visions and values are the same as yours, and you can work together to achieve goals and see the bigger picture. Having aligned visions and values means that your staff are more likely to support you through the highs and lows of your business journey.
Make sure they are a cultural fit
It’s important to find people whose personality is going to match the job you are recruiting for. If your employees are a good cultural fit, you’ll see team members collaborating more on ideas, and studies have shown that having a good cultural fit in a role and across the company increases mental and physical health, and overall employee happiness. This is a great way to retain key employees, and eliminate office politics.
Be wary of hiring a person because their traits and personality are very similar to yours. This is so that you have a broad range of people in your business, all with different traits and personalities. By having diversity in your company, you’ll see more ideas being shared and more collaboration on your various projects.
Have a good hiring strategy
This is probably most important step to finding the right employee – having a sound hiring strategy. Take the time to really make a plan, so that you know exactly who you are looking for. Assess the company's current and future needs, and clearly define the role. Last but not least, use your instincts.
I’ve found the one – how do I keep them?
So, now you have found your ideal employee, but how can you keep them motivated and satisfied? Ensure you take the time to discuss their goals and ideas, and try your best to assist them in meeting their goals. Make the time to recognise and celebrate their victories – it keeps staff motivated and they will continue achieving goals.