Looking to Hire the Best Talent for Your Business? Here’s The Roadmap!
One of the most significant challenges faced by hiring managers is to identify a creative a productive member of their team. Someone who is not just good at what they do, but someone who is the right fit for their company’s culture. The whole process of hiring someone who matches your company’s culture is not an easy job, and it might take years for you to develop a strategy that lets you go beyond the traditional hiring techniques of recruiting candidates basis their polished resumes, scripted answers and more.
1. Steer Clear of a Predictable Job Interview
Instead of asking the candidates, the same old questions or making it a rigid question-answer session, let it be an interactive session where you let them do the talking. Ask open-ended questions that allow you to access the candidate’s ability to think on the spot. This will give you a better insight into their personality. Some of the behavioral, open-ended questions you can ask your employees are:
- Why do you want to work with us?
- How do you think this equation is different from your previous work equation?
- What are the things that would inspire you to stick to a company and what are the ones that won’t?
- What are your takeaways from your previous organization?
- What was the best thing about your last employer?
These are some of the many questions you can ask a potential hire. Just make sure, you don’t end up making the whole thing boring and predictable.
2. Have Multiple Interviewers in the Hiring Process
Including more than one interviewer in the hiring process has many benefits. One of the most significant benefits is that it increases the probability of a fair assessment. For example, while one interviewer may find one thing (good or bad) about the candidate, the other interviewer may look at the same thing in an entirely different light. Another benefit of having more than one interviewer is that it’s a more detailed process, as every interviewer has their style of interviewing a candidate.
3. Show Them Around
Walk them through the workplace to get an idea of how well they fit into your company’s culture. Take them out of your cabin and introduce them to people on the floor to see how they interact with them, this will give you a fair idea of their personality. While you walk them around, pay attention to a few things such as –
- How curious are they?
- Do they show interest in what people do and how things work?
- How do they behave with the people on the floor, irrespective of their title?
If you are good at analyzing people based on their body language, even a simple handshake will help you find out a lot about the candidate.
4. Share a Meal
Sharing a meal with the candidate or taking them out for lunch or dinner is one of many essential parts of the interview process. When out for a meal, you will get an idea if the candidate is a good team player. Pay attention to how considerate they are towards others. If the candidate is polite to people around them, knows how to strike a conversation, and is cordial towards the servers, then this might be the ideal match for your company.
Let Us Help You Find The Right Candidate
If you have been looking for a candidate and haven’t been able to find one, or if you need help to find the best talent for your business, we at Delta Dallas can help you find one. We are a team of experienced talent acquisition consultants, committed to helping companies find the right candidate for permanent placement or temporary staffing. To learn more about our Dallas employment services just call (972) 788-2300 or fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you.