Commentary: Candidates deserve best practices
Dolan Media Newswires
Long Island, NY — The key ingredients of a company’s success are the people working in the organization.
The soul of a company extends from every level of talent you hire and retain. With that in mind, do you think about the impression you leave on the potential new hire during the selection process?
Best practices are words often used to describe the type of management and service a company provides. So, what best practices do you use when presenting yourself, your company and the open position to future talent? Many employers forget they are also being interviewed by the candidate. And, more times than not, business owners fail to use the same best practices in an interview that they would expect of their employees.
To master the best practices of impressionable and successful interviews, create a vision of how you want your company and the position to be perceived. These suggestions will be important for meeting prospective new hires.
Make yourself available for interviews. Sounds simple, right? There have been countless occasions when a candidate often waited weeks for the first interview and weeks for follow-up interviews.
Show up and be on time. The idea that your time is more valuable speaks volumes about your management style and company culture to the person waiting.
Be prepared. Read the resumes of everyone before the actual interview. Have questions prepared beforehand and remember to let the candidate speak. Provide important details about the position and the organization.
Show that hiring the best person for this position is paramount and that it is taken seriously.
Avoid analysis paralysis. With the number of candidates available, the task of culling resumes takes longer.
If you have met with three or four candidates who might be ideal, the longer you stretch out the process, the faster this talent will be scooped up by another company.
Candidates are not a dime-a-dozen. There is exceptional talent available in today’s market, and they are being very careful about their next move.
With a keen sense of self-awareness and preparation, you can be confident that you will impress and attract the talent you want to represent and succeed in your organization.
Deidre Siegel is the founder of Pear Staffing in Woodbury, N.Y.