It comes down to strategy
No matter what industry or size your business is, it’s important to establish a good HR strategy around the hiring process before you start looking for new talent.
What I mean by this is that you formally create priorities, processes, rules and goals that stipulate why, how and who you wish to hire in accordance with your business’ objectives.
By doing this beforehand, you create a sense of consistency and accuracy around how you bring a potential new team member on board – as opposed to it being performed in an ad-hoc manner.
Why is a good hiring strategy important?
One of the things that was consistent and apparent amongst most of the great leaders I have met is that they have an instinctive ability to pick and surround themselves with good people.
Unfortunately, this instinct is not scalable and very difficult to transfer.
When you’ve taken the time to set up a good HR strategy, you and your team can all adhere to a well-thought-out process that attracts the best talent into your team who will contribute to your business’ overall success.
This HR strategy can involve the following:
(1) Recruitment tools
While there is always a sense of intuition and judgement regarding selecting the right candidate, there’s only so much you can learn about someone in a few interviews.
So, you may wish to use some of the recruitment tools out there to support your hiring process by adding more rigidity and data.
For example, there are personality tests that allow you to identify people’s drives and see if they are consistent with your business’ needs. At mcrIT, we use the Myers Briggs 16 Personality Types and find they help us bring about good hiring outcomes.
However, there are many more options available.
Research a few of these to see which may help improve your recruitment process.