TAKEN THE NECESSARY TIME DURING
THE HIRING PROCESS
By Andrea M. Marsland
Hiring a new employee can be a fun and exciting time, espe-cially
when you hit the jackpot with a potential new hire.
Unfortunately, excitement often gives way to circum-venting
important steps in the process, which can end up
being a costly proposition if things do not work out. Taking your
time at the outset of the hiring process is time well spent. Your
employer will thank you for it later.
Below are 10 tips for a successful hiring process:
1. Define the role: Hiring the right person for the job starts
with defining exactly what you want that person to do. Start
with a comprehensive job description and, from that, create a
checklist of mandatory qualifications from which to work off.
This is your “must have” list.
2. Look internally first: Before you go to market, consider
whether you have any employees you can promote from within.
Hiring from within promotes advancement and motivates
staff. Upward mobility and job satisfaction go hand in hand.
3. Focus on credentials and note the bumps: When you are
reviewing resumes, focus on whether the applicant has the
credentials you need before spending time on the “outside
interests” section of the document. Keep your “must have”
BEFORE YOU GO TO
WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY
EMPLOYEES YOU CAN
PROMOTE FROM WITHIN.
HRPROFESSIONALNOW.CA ❚ DECEMBER 2018 ❚ 13