Candidates these days are looking for more than just a job.
The majority want to work for a company who can offer them long term career objectives.
Insert Jim Rohn quote box – “Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune”.
Jim Rohn clearly sets out the clarity between personal development and business success and we need to be mindful of this when we employ.
It has becoming increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates that meet a company’s criteria.
Why Do Job Advertisements Need To Be Specific
When posting your Job Advertisement be as specific as possible.
Job Ad Criteria
- Job title of position
- Job responsibilities / skills required / qualifications
- Salary offered or scale
- Location of position
- History of company
- Contact details
- Training and development opportunities
- Include any details of any reward or bonus schemes
- Benefits of why they should work for your company
Do not, however, make the job offer sound better than it actually is.
You are looking for someone to represent your business in the best way possible.
You are looking for the ideal candidate who is the right fit for your business. You want them to help your business grow and someone who is in for the long term.
From Receiving CV’s to the Interview Process
When you receive CV’s and you’re not sure who is the right for you and your company, you need to determine what you are looking for.
It may be that a candidate who doesn’t have a history of jumping from job to job within short spaces of time (unless they are a contractor of course).
The time they have been with previous employers will be a good indication of how they will be with you. Are you looking for someone long term.
Meet Your Prospect Employee
Meeting your prospective employee is a good idea to get to know them personally, to see what their career aspirations are, what they can bring to your business, your existing team, etc.
Are they a right for you.
Are you a right for them.
Are they just all about the money.
If you’re looking to employ a sales person this may be a benefit, however, having someone who is totally focussed on money may not be ideal for your business especially if money is the motivator and not the position itself.
Do they have the same values and ethics as yourself and your team.
Will they fit into your company culture? This is extremely important. They may have the correct skills but not the correct attitude!
Sometimes we may need to look past the skills and look at the potential.
Companies are missing out on great people due to candidates not being evaluated for their high potential and the motivation to succeed.
These candidates are the ones that will go the extra mile. They just need to be given the opportunity to do so which many companies may see as a risk. It may be a risk worth investing in.
If you’re not sure who is the right candidate for your business, then please give us a call.
We would be more than happy to assist with Job Description, CV Sifting and Interview Process.