Posted by The Register on September 16, 2018 12:31:18When it comes to the hiring process, it’s all about hiring the right people, says Dr. David Scharf, CEO of The Scharf Group, a consultancy firm that focuses on talent and talent-related issues.
The Scharf team, which has worked on more than 100,000 interviews, advises hiring managers and executives on how to do their best to find the right candidate for their business.
“The key thing is to get to the point where you can talk to someone, and you can find out if they fit the way that you want to do things,” Scharf says.
The good news is, even though hiring is a time consuming process, the people who make up the hiring team can often offer a better return than the same-old candidate.
“If you have a good person who’s qualified for the job, you’re not wasting your time, and if you’re looking for a new person, then you’re spending your time on that person,” he says.
To help companies make the right decision, here are the 10 key things to consider when selecting the right candidates for a position.1.
Your ideal candidate must have the right attitude1.
If you’re interviewing for a role, the right person should have the attitude of the job.
“If you’re going to have a job, it has to be one that you’re passionate about and that you believe in,” says Scharf.2.
The right person has the right background and experience to bring the business to life3.
The ideal candidate has a proven track record in their field4.
They must be self-motivated and driven5.
They should be able to be flexible in their schedule6.
They need to have some experience with the local labour market7.
They have to be committed to their work and can contribute to it8.
They don’t need to be overly ambitious, and they can do the job effectively9.
They will need to bring something unique to the table, such as a unique perspective or a passion for the subject10.
They shouldn’t be too demanding and should be flexible to meet the needs of their employer11.
If they don’t match what you’re searching for, it can lead to a negative experience for them12.
They’ll need to know their boundaries and are comfortable in their work, and that includes being able to talk to other people13.
They’re not likely to be a perfect fit for the role, and will need some kind of support14.
If your candidate doesn’t meet these criteria, then they shouldn’t get hired15.
They won’t have the skills needed to perform the role16.
They may not be able or comfortable with the work environment17.
They might be overqualified for the position, or they may have a problem with their skills.18.
They probably won’t be able handle a team19.
They can’t do the work effectively.20.
They’d need to prove they can contribute in other ways.