Hiring new staff always comes with challenges, both logistical and monetary. When you have a concrete idea of what you are looking for in a newly hired member of staff, you challenges will be significantly minimised. Here are some of the things to think about when hiring new members of staff:
- Do you want to hire graduates? Many businesses aim for the graduate market, but it all has to depend on the role. If you don’t need graduates, don’t hire them. They’re more likely to leave and look for a new challenge.
- Communicate the job accurately. One of the main reasons for staff members leaving is because they find a role isn’t as described. Make sure candidates receive a full job description that has been approved by you.
- What key skills will someone need? It’s not always necessary for someone to have done the exact same job before. Work out what skills they will need and look for these in potential candidates.