Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Top 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Candidate

The success of your organization heavily relies on attracting and selecting the right talent. Use Competency-based Selection to increase the validity of your recruitment process and avoid bad hires that can jeopardize the future of your business.

Follow HRSG’s Top 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Candidate, and make every manager in your organization a professional recruiter:

Tip #1: Focus on the Job Requirements - Establish the competencies that are necessary for successful job-specific performance and use competency-based interviewing to assess these “soft” skills in potential candidates.Read more...

Tip #2: Past Behavior is a Predictor of Future Behavior- When interviewing candidates, ask questions that are directed towards candidates’ past experiences and accomplishments to make an informed prediction about how they are likely to perform in future positions. Read more...

Tip #3: Establish a Rapport with the Interviewee - Make candidates feel comfortable during an interview by keeping your body language neutral, taking lots of notes, and encouraging the candidate with nods and smiles. Do not challenge or debate a candidate’s answers. Read more...

Tip #4: When in Doubt Check it Out! Avoid making inaccurate assumptions when interviewing diverse candidates by eliminating barriers and being aware of common communicative behaviors identified with different cultures and generations. Read more...

Tip #5: Evaluate the Interview - Evaluate information acquired during interviews consistently and appropriately for all candidates. Take note of everything and review interviews carefully for evidence of the competencies being assessed by classifying answers as a positive or negative demonstration of a competency. Read more...

For more information, read the full tips or check our HRSG’s Top Tips on other related topics.

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