Recruiting the best people for your team.
In theory, recruitment should be simple, and many managers perform the same routine: they write a job description, put an ad in the newspaper or online, wait for the résumés to arrive, and then hire the person they like the best.
It all sounds so simple. But there's usually more to the process just "picking the best." How will you know if a candidate is likely to get on with the rest of the team, or with your organization's culture? What if a candidate doesn't accurately describe their skills, and so, in reality, is incapable of doing the job? And how can you make sure that the best people apply for a position?
Recruitment mistakes waste time, money, and organizational resources, and they can really hold a team back. This is why learning how to recruit effectively is such a smart move for managers. Indeed, recruiting is one of the most important jobs that a manager does, and its one of the main ways in which good managers differentiate themselves from bad ones.
There are many reasons why it's worth the extra time and effort to recruit effectively. For example:
So, it pays to put real effort into getting the hiring decision right.
Before you start looking for a new candidate, follow these steps:
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