In today’s uncertain economic climate, hiring well qualified personnel is more essential than ever. Just as everyday people cannot afford to pay extra for things they need, a company cannot afford to continuously pay the high cost of high turn-over. Constantly having to hire new employees and training them, plus the loss of productivity by the vacancy can add up quickly in a company’s overhead expenses. HR managers need to be able to thoroughly screen new hires to be sure he or she is fully qualified and can handle the position.
Hiring the Best Candidate for the Job
The HR department need to utilize all means available to them to ensure the person they hire is going to be with the company for some time to come. Some of the resources include:
- Detailed Application – The more an application ID is detailed the more the HR management can get a feel about the person, especially if a personality questionnaire is a part of the application process.
- In-Depth Interview – HR managers can use the interview process to ask probing questions as to the applicant’s skills, prior commitments, and availability. This is also a great time to ask what their weaknesses may be, such as tardiness or meeting deadlines.
- Background and Reference Checks – These are two of the most helpful tools available to any HR department. Being able to screen for bad credit, poor job references, and recent criminal behaviors can save a company many headaches down the road.
The next time the company is due to hire new personal, the HR department should take the above items into consideration. Weeding out poor job candidates will help to same time loss and employee overhead in a business’s budget. It is always better to secure a long-term employee who will assist in productivity, than skipping on any of the pointers above.