How to choose a Right Candidate?
Even though you might have a database filled with the best of candidates, it is not a surety that you will be able to match the correct candidate to the correct job. The task of matching a job and a possible candidate is almost like match making. If the husband and wife aren’t compatible, their marriage wouldn’t last. Same can be said for an employee and his job. If the employee isn’t satisfied, he wouldn’t perform well nor would he be able to reach the targets he needs to attain.
You need to take into consideration a few factors before you can choose your employee:
- Criteria – The experience and personality necessary to fill a position should be the criteria that you use as a guideline to choose your candidate. This will help you stay unbiased and not choose the person who is your personal favorite but isn’t right for the job.
- Don’t rush – The most common mistake companies make while hiring is rushing the selection process. Try finding a temporary replacement for the time being instead of choosing someone in a hurry, who isn’t even correct for the job.
- Verify – Bluffing on resumes is a common practice and you should not fall prey to it. Verify the facts and do a thorough background check before you select anybody. Call the references and look out for any discrepancies.
- Take opinions – Don’t be the only one to take all the pressure of choosing the right candidate. Take opinions of other employees and then decide. But also make sure there aren’t too many people giving their opinions because ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’.
Know that employee satisfaction is one of the biggest reasons for company success because a satisfied employee is a happy employee!