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How to Hire the Perfect Staff

It will be the case that many businesses will be looking to expand their operations in 2013. This will inevitably involve the hiring of extra staff and employees to help deal with the extra demand in workload. Unfortunately, this means that you will have to go through the potentially highly stressful process of placing a job advert and interviewing candidates. Hiring the right employees can make or break a business so it is important to make well informed decisions when it comes to hiring staff. The fact is that hiring staff will take up a lot of your time as you will have to review CVs and create document templates for the potential new contracts that you will have to sign. Here are some tips on how to hire the perfect candidate.

First of all, be specific in the job advert. There is no point in wasting someone’s time by not pointing out all the important elements of what the job will entail. If the person will be expected to work unusual hours then you should say so in the advert so that people who need a regular 9 ‘til 5 will know not to apply. Another trick when it comes to writing job adverts is to ask potential candidates to respond to the advert in a specific way. This will help test their attention to detail and exclude anyone who doesn’t follow the process set out in the advert. There is no point in employing someone who doesn’t take notice of instructions.

Once you have drawn up a list of potential interview candidates, it is time to start arranging interviews. It may well be that you have received applications from people all over the country. If that is the case then it may be more time and cost effective to have an initial chat via the video conference program Skype. This means that the candidates don’t have to shell out on expensive travel costs, and you can work out whether your potential applicants are comfortable working with computers or not. Skype is a very simple program to use so everybody should be able to work it no matter what their age or background.

It will then be time to narrow down the field of candidates again. At this point you really should have a contract of employment template available for the candidates to look at if they so ask. The fact is that there are some things that you can only learn about a candidate when you meet them in person. It is important to know whether a person has the right character and personality to fit in with the other employees working for your business. Listen to your gut feeling and choose the candidate that appears to offer the most to the company. When it comes to offering the job you will need a contract template to protect the rights of both the candidate and your company. You will hopefully hire the right people to move your business forward.

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