As the old saying goes, "Good people are hard to find." This is particularly true in business, as more and more employers report challenges in finding skilled workers to fill current open positions. Our personal studies indicate roughly 60 percent of companies feel finding competent people ranks in the top three most-critical factors for success.
That's why we're here to tell you finding competent employees for your business does not have to be difficult. All you have to do is make the hiring process work for you by following these four simple tips below:
- Identify - Before the hiring process begins, identify which assessments you will need in order to obtain the information necessary to measure the managing and leading aspects.
- Assess - Understand and apply the perpetual cycle with the identified assessments. Be sure to focus on the leadership or inspirational aspects, not just the management aspects.
- Not a quick fix - Most managers and leaders of a business feel pressured to find a quick fix. However, it is important to realize a quick fix only addresses the short-term needs of a truly dynamic organization.
- Think long-term - Think in terms of the NFL Draft. A team can either take a player to fill an immediate need, or it can recruit the best player available. By filling the immediate need you fail to address the depth of your team and will not build the long-term cohesiveness of a group that is necessary for success. When recruiting the best available player, it may take longer to develop, but it pays higher dividends in the long run.
If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to easily identify employees that will meet the job and cultural demands of your organization.