3 Ways To Hire An Employee The Right Way

Two focuses of my blog are Organizational/Management Discussions and Workplace Discussions. No matter what type of organization you’re in, hiring the right employees and creating an effective workforce is critical. The following contributed post is entitled, 3 Ways To Hire An Employee The Right Way.

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Starting a one-person business has become much easier in recent decades. As it grows, however, you’ll eventually need to consider bringing more people on board. You’ll need to know how to hire an employee to achieve this.

While that seems simple, the process can be a stressful and time-consuming one when you’re doing it for the first time. Outsourcing to a company that specializes in this can be tempting, but it might be a cost you can’t afford.

By focusing on a few factors, however, you can make hiring an employee more straightforward than you’d think. It’ll also make sure you hire the best candidate for your firm.

How To Hire An Employee

1. Ability To Put Skills Into Action

A candidate’s skills will be carefully highlighted in the resume. You’ll need to ask yourself whether they can actually put these skills into action. A candidate may be skilled with InDesign, for example, but can they actually use it to develop a high-quality and usable design in a timeframe you need?

You wouldn’t need to concentrate solely on skills for this. Their attitude, self-motivation, and excitement to carry out a project can all come into play.

2. Background

A candidate’s background is directly related to how well they’ll perform in the role. By looking into this, you can determine whether they’re the right fit for the position. You should go beyond ringing one or two references, however.

Depending on the role, you may also want to look into criminal history, among other areas. That can be done relatively simply with Oakland County Jail and similar facilities. By digging around smartly, you can get a better sense of who the candidate is.

3. Passion

How passionate is a potential hire about what they do? Do they want the role you’re advertising because they love the position, or do they simply see it as a paycheck? You’ll need to figure this out before you make your decision, as these two types of candidates are drastically different.

People who love what they do put more effort into their work. They’ll often be more productive at work and make sure everything they do is as high quality as possible. They’ll provide a lot of value to your business.

The ones who aren’t passionate about the role, however, will often scrape by. You’ll often have more issues with them, such as turning up late and leaving early. They’re best worth avoiding.

How To Hire An Employee: Wrapping Up

First-time entrepreneurs can struggle when figuring out how to hire an employee for the first time. It can be a daunting, stressful, and confusing experience. With a bit of work and by focusing on a few particular areas, it’ll be much easier than you could think.

Passion, a solid background, and the ability to put their skills into action are all recommended areas to concentrate on. Without them, a potential candidate mightn’t thrive in your business. By focusing on these areas, you can make sure they’re the best candidate for your company.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.