Small and medium enterprises are five times more likely to take on more staff this year than their larger counterparts, according to research released by the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development’s latest Labor Market Outlook survey. This is good news for the economy, but brings with it several challenges for employers. Hiring the wrong workers can be a drain on time and resources, so it is important that a small business’ interviewing and onboarding tactics are honed. To ensure the right candidate gets hired, first an employer must look beyond the potential employee’s technical skills. Skills are important, but employers must ensure the candidate has the right attitude and demeanor to fit into the culture. Employers should also be up front with the candidate about the position’s responsibilities and what it will be like to work for a company. Honesty is important in this regard to ensure the candidate is not overwhelmed or surprised should they be hired. If recruiting is done by a management team, it’s important to preserve consistency in hiring practices. Be sure these managers are on the same page when it comes to what makes a good candidate. Individuals should be recruited for their future potential, and learning must be part of an office culture.
View Source: The Guardian