As a business grows and expands, so too does the need to hire more employees. Casa Movil in Houston, a local mobile home dealer, is an example of a company that has experienced this. You can check them out at http://www.casamovilhouston.com/ However, how do you know who the right people for your company are? Moreover, how can you be sure that it is a good fit and the right decision for both sides? Here are the top three ways to ensure you are on the right track when it comes to finding the best people for your business.
1. No Matter Your Level of Management, Be An Active Member in the Process
One of the greatest pitfalls of companies that suffer from a case of a chronic revolving door when it comes to finding the right people is that, in many cases, the hiring process is delegated entirely to others. Human Resource departments are a good thing when it comes to making sure your people are taken care of the right way, but as a business owner, you should always be directly involved in hiring. After all, who knows what you are looking for better than you when it comes to finding people with a like-minded perspective! Get involved, let the applicant know that you care about every level of your business and be upfront to learn if their personality fits with your vision.
2. Emphasis on Culture
Make sure that your hiring process strongly emphasizes the culture of your company; communicating your company’s vision and environment to a potential employee is critical in both setting expectations from the beginning as well as giving the applicant an overview of what you are about. This also gives you (remember tip #1) a chance to engage with the prospective employee and find out if their goals run similar to your own. This emphasis on culture is often overlooked to the detriment of both sides, when only later down the road does it become evident that one or both sides is not a good fit.
3. Utilize Social Media as an Interview Resource
Social media is perhaps one of the best ways to screen and reference a potential employee. In addition to the number of people social media forums such as Facebook reach that are possible candidates for your position, social media is also a way to get to know them outside of an office interview (or series of interviews). We have all been there at some point. Going in for an interview where you are being evaluated, sweaty palms, fear of rejection giving us butterflies, etc. However, what about outside of the judgment box, when we are just ourselves? A person’s Facebook posts and likes speak volumes about them in a way that can’t and shouldn’t be overlooked. Are they overly negative? Are the things they are interested in a common thread for those in your company’s culture (see tip #2)? These details may not be apparent or shared during the interview process, but can be an invaluable resource for learning about who a potential employee truly is and whether or not they are the right fit for you.