BERMAN LARSON KANE Career Report July 2016
HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT EMPLOYEES
Successfully recruiting new employees to your team can be a grueling process. It can take months to find someone who’s the perfect fit for both the position and company culture – and sometimes, when the going’s really rough, it can be tempting to settle on someone who’s good…but not great.
But according to an article published by the blog Hubspot.com, bad hiring decisions are not only frustrating for you and your team, they can also jeopardize the longevity of other valuable employees, slow down productivity, and cost your company money.
So what should hiring managers look for in candidates to ensure they aren’t setting themselves up for failure?
According to the article, when looking for prospective employees, focus on those who you feel possess the following six qualities:
- Values Match the Company’s Message – Knowing what values the individual is looking for in a company helps better understand whether or not they will fit the organization office culture.
- A Desire to Learn – Hiring managers want individuals on their team who want to continue learning. During the interview process, look for candidates who show excitement towards growth.
- Long-term Potential – With turnover being extremely costly, look for new hires that show a long-term interest in the company and aspire to work their way up the corporate ladder.
- Enthusiasm For the Position –For a new hire, you want someone who is assertive in performing necessary responsibilities, portrays excitement for daily tasks and is inspired to contribute to the company.
- Good Communications Skills – It is necessary to have employees who can respectfully communicate and articulate the company’s message clearly to business professionals and clients so that the organization’s reputation remains positive.
- Trustworthiness and Responsibility — An employer needs to be able to put full trust in their employee’s ability to perform and complete tasks accurately in order to maintain a positive and productive office culture. Look for employees who are good with taking direction and take responsibility for their work.
By staying focused on these six qualities, you’ll be weeding out those who can have a negative impact on your business and enhance your chances of hiring someone who can contribute to your organization’s growth and success.
NEWS FROM BLK
Our last month prediction of an active favorable summer for job-seekers was confirmed in the release of the June job creation numbers. With close to a ¼ million new jobs created in July.
We are Berman Larson Kane continue to be optimistic for the remainder of July and August. We are extremely positive for the continuation of high job creation for the rest of the year.
The hiring cycle is becoming more competitive as skill shortages continue to materialize in additional sectors. So if you are a job-seeker this in the best we have witnessed in the past 8 years.
Enjoy the rest of your summer knowing that your skills will continue to increase in value.