As an employer, you know the importance of hiring the right person for your team. Employees are the lifeline of the company, keeping processes running smoothly and in some cases, being the face of your organization. They deal with customers, keep paperwork in order, and handle the tasks you can’t do on your own. Finding the right employee for the job at the very beginning can save time and money. Here are some best hiring practices:
Define the role
It’s best to know what the employee will be doing before you hire. This will help set expectations and help assess whether the applicant has the qualifications for the job.
Work with the supervisor
The supervisor of the role should have a hand in defining what the employee will be expected to do. This helps ensure nothing is left out of the job description.
Have a checklist
Once you define the role, develop a standard checklist to refer to when interviewing and hiring. This helps retain the integrity of the position and focuses on the quality of the candidates.
Once you have several applicants, be forthcoming in your expectations. During the interview process, show them the facility and area where they will be working and allow them to ask questions. Remember, they are choosing you just as much as you are choosing them.
Ask probing questions
One of the key things when interviewing is to ask questions that reveal whether they will mesh with your company culture. The goal is to make sure they are a good fit and can handle the scenarios you describe.
Go to lunch
Taking the prospective employee to lunch will give you a different perspective. Watch how they interact with the team, the servers, whether they keep the conversation going – or take it over – and their manners. Keep in mind that interviewing is a two-way street. Be sure to tell candidates about your company’s culture, their potential growth opportunities, and the company perks that you offer, such as high quality coffee and snacks in the office. By discussing what they can get out of the job, you can gain an idea of your candidate’s enthusiasm about the company and role and all of this information can also help the candidate know if the role is right for them.
You know the importance of hiring the right person for your team, so take these steps in order to make the best possible decision. The team at BostonbeaN Coffee Company prides itself on providing excellent customer service every step of the way. Why? We value our customers and employees, realizing both need to be happy.
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