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What To Look For When Hiring A New Employee

Hiring new employees into your company is something that not only takes up a lot of time, but the wrong decision in this area can disrupt the running of your workplace. This is why, in most cases, an experienced individual is hired into the position of Recruitment and Selection.  

Typically when a vacant position is announced, it is only a matter of time before the Human Resources department receives a flood of resumes through email and post. Keeping track of these CV’s short listing them and finding the right applicant is a process from then on. If you are new to the field it is quite easy to lose yourself as well as the requirements of the ideal applicant that is specified in the job specification. This is the first step towards making the wrong decision in recruitment. 

Long Term Potential 

One of the first things that you will need to do is look at long term potential. Will this person be able to learn and grow in your particular corporate culture? Will he or she be able to move up the career ladder? Does he or she look like he or she is dedicated and hardworking. 

You, as a member of the recruitment department of your company will find it hard to make a decision just looking at a resume, or meeting the individual on the first or second round of interviews. For this reason, a lot of companies use a reference check service. This service will help conducts job reference checking services and or employment verification interview which are usually done over the phone. Choosing to use this service you will be able to have a better insight into how the applicant performed at his or her previous job.  

Team Player and trustworthy 

One of the most important things that you will need to try to grasp is whether or not the applicant is someone who will be able to work in a team. This can be seen through group interviews where applicants are expected to work in small teams to get a task done. Another area that you will need to have looked into is trustworthiness. For instance some companies check the applicants’ records using credit rating agencies. This is especially important if he or she is being recruited by a financial company. 

Enthusiasm and Passion 

The next thing you will need to look into besides the educational and professional qualifications as well as the required experience will be the amount of enthusiasm and passion the individual has for the work that he or she is entrusted with. His or her letters of recommendation or speaking to past employers will be able to show how well he or she performed at the previous place of work.