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Use These Tips to Get the Right Hire Faster

BY Rachel | 2 October, 2015 | no comments

The recruitment process can be extremely expensive, and the longer it takes the more it will cost. So it’s understandable that you want to hire someone new as soon as you possibly can. But how can you balance the need to hire someone quickly with the need to hire the right person? If you go too fast, you could end up overlooking the perfect person for the job in favour of someone who isn’t a good fit. If you want to make sure that get the right person the first time round, the following tips could help you.

Know What You’re Looking For

Before you get started, you have to know what you want and need from your new employee. It isn’t usually that difficult coming up with a job description. But there’s more to each role than their daily tasks and responsibilities. Each person you hire needs to be a good fit for the company, with an understanding of its values and philosophy. They need to have a particular attitude and possibly personality to get along well with everyone. As well as qualifications and experience, make sure you have a firm understanding of the other things you want to look for.


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Make Use of Technology

Technology can always help you to do things faster. As with many other tasks, the recruitment process can be speeded up by the utilization of the right software. Using a tracking system makes it easy to keep track of applications. Integrating your website with your database helps you attract the right people. You can find tools to help you sort through CVs and whittle down your application to a short list. The right software can give you help with the recruitment process from start to finish. You can even use cloud-based technology. So you don’t have to install or download anything.

Outsource Your Recruitment

A lot of smaller businesses decide to handle recruitment themselves. But many of them have never hired anyone before and don’t really know what they’re doing. If you want to make sure everything is fast and professional, you can outsource your recruitment to someone else. You can find a company that specialises in your industry and has plenty of experience. It could also save you money, as well as making everything faster. You will have time to get on with your usual work.

Allow for Some Wiggle Room

You may have a list of the qualities you’re looking for in your candidates. But sometimes it pays not to be too restrictive. Of course, you might not have the time and resources to train someone from the ground up. However, if someone has the whole package apart from one easily learnable skill, don’t rule them out. It could be better to hire them and give them a bit of extra training than risk being unable to find someone better.

Get organised before you begin hiring and you’ll have a better chance of everything going smoothly. Try not to leave things until the last minute.