If you’re the hiring manager at a technology company, it’s important to find talented individuals who can help your organization succeed. These days, with so many job seekers in the talent pool, it can be a challenge to find the best of the bunch who will also prove to be great long-term employees.
Here are a few tips to help you find the best candidate for your company, streamline the process, and create company solidarity:
Define & Refine Your Focus
Design an employee “avatar”- a template of specific attributes you’ll look for in a new hire. Whether it's certain skillsets, depth of education, or personality traits, define your scope first before you craft a job post.
Also, be sure to think outside of the box: beyond experience and education, finding a candidate who fits your company’s culture is as important as finding an adept developer.
Have a Streamlined Process in Place
Interview processes can be as quick or as lengthy as necessary, but no matter your approach, make sure that it’s systematized and streamlined.
Truncate exhaustive interview processes by omitting skill set tests; resumes, references, and work history can help define those parameters for you. Spend more time reviewing the candidate’s own goals, and assess if a candidate will bring something new and valuable to your company.
Make it a Team Effort
Invite in other managers and staff members to the interview. Managers and staff members have different perspectives and in combination, can give a well-rounded evaluation.
While managers evaluate skillsets, coworkers look for new comrades. Creating a company culture built on solidarity and cooperation is essential for any organization's long-term success.