5 tips for recruiting for the right fit
Often when it comes to recruitment, you look for a candidate that has the right qualifications and skills. That’s great, you need someone capable to be able to do the job but there are other key areas that you should consider if you want to employ the right person for the role.
- Cultural Fit – consider the organisations culture, service standards, mission and values. These are the foundations of the organisation and it is essential that your candidate can embrace these standards.
- Professionalism – we live in a society that often judges you on the way you present to the world. If you want the organisation to be considered a professional corporate environment, your candidate needs to look the part. This isn’t just clothing, it’s actions, voice, communication and standard of work. The ideal candidate will take pride in themselves and the organisation.
- Resilience – life isn’t always perfect. An employee can be bombarded by stressors and negative influences and the difference is how the employee deals with these pressures. If having a bad day, can they still complete the work? Do they take out their bad day on their co-workers? Resilience also influences how a person reacts to change which is something to consider if the organisation will be going through changes and growth. The ability to ‘bounce back’ is a worthy quality to have in a candidate.
- Team Dynamics – consider the team that you have. Do you want a senior person to step into a mentoring / leadership role or are you looking for a younger person to guide? Do you have the time to train a new person? Do you want a strong person who will speak up and not be afraid to share their opinions? Who would be the right fit for the team?
- Attitude – technical knowledge can be taught but a good work ethic is not something that can be learned. Does the candidate have a ‘can do’ attitude? Does the candidate have passion and ambition?
Kerri Schulz | HR Manager | The MOney