How to Hire the Best People

Job applicants having interview

How would you hire a new employee? Well, most of us create a job ad, wait for applications and then interview the candidates who have the best technical skills and experience.

That’s the traditional recruiting process, and it’s pretty popular. However, it’s hardly ideal.

After all, this process only targets job-seekers, narrowing your search to candidates who are unemployed or unhappy with their current jobs.

Another problem with the traditional recruiting process is that it’s hard to get an accurate sense of candidates’ actual technical expertise from the interview alone. Because believe it or not, studies show that close to 80 percent of interviewees lie.

Furthermore, it’s difficult to accurately gauge expertise because you, the interviewer, are probably biased. Even when you focus on evaluating technical skills, subconsciously you’re making your decision according to other factors. For instance, people who are tall and have deep voices are more likely to get hired, because interviewers connect these qualities with good health.

Since there are many problems with the traditional recruiting process, you need to change your approach. It’s recommended you get creative with interviews and also giving your employees a larger role in the process.

So when you need to make a new hire, rally your employees. Let them ask around and tap their own networks. This way, you stand a better chance of finding great employees outside the basic applicant pool.

And then, once you have your candidates, introduce creativity into the interview process. To avoid the lies, avoid too many questions relating to technical expertise. Instead, ask questions to determine whether candidates would fit in with your team and determine how inspired the candidate is to fill the role and goals to be accomplished in the position being offered.

Written by John Krumbach

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3 Ways To Keep Your Team Focused and Organized

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1. Allow Employees Flexibility

If you haven’t adopted this new way of thinking in business, you are far behind. Now it is popular to allow flexibility in the workplace. Give your employees more freedom by allowing them to work from home at-least one day of the week and to adopt work hours to their lifestyle. By doing this the employees will be much more focused and put in that extra effort because they don’t want to loose the amazing opportunity. As long as you have invested in a solid social project management tool, you will be even more organized than before.

2.  Have a Regular Meeting Schedule 

Face-to-face meetings are great but it is very hard to get everyone involved because people are busy. Instead of having a lot of face-to-face meetings have one once a week/month, at the same time and in the same place and make it mandatory. Talk about the main issues, address them, and see what everyone’s priorities are. Once all the priorities are set, each employee can import them into a priority manager, which will allow each person and the person in charge to change the order of the priorities. Also you will be able to add new priorities throughout the week, from virtually anywhere.

3. Have All Files and Tasks Organized by Projects

Email is good, but you can spend too much time searching for files and tasks, and eventually some fall through the cracks. By having a place where you can collaborate with your team online and organize tasks, files and conversations by projects, you will never miss another file or deadline ever again. It is really convenient to have a virtual office with a UI similar to a social network, so everyone can easily use it to be more productive.

Written by Jonathan Mansilla

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