Before You Start Recruiting
To effectively recruit, it’s helpful to step back and analyze who you are as a recruiter or hiring manager. Taking the time to understand what you bring to the recruiting process can be productive or counterproductive in finding the best talent. Think about your past recruiting style.
- What did you do to get ready for the recruiting process?
- How did you source for candidates?
- How did you select the candidates to interview?
- Review how much time you spoke vs. the time the candidate spoke in the interview.
- What questions did you have ready for the candidates?
- Did you initially help the candidate feel comfortable, or are you the challenging type of interviewer? The challenging style of interviewing is effective when you want to find out how a candidate handles stress, especially when working with customers.
- Did your take notes during the interview or did you hope you would remember what they said?
- Were you immediately impressed and stopped asking for more details around their performance? Even if the candidate seems to have all of the right qualifications, complete your list of questions and continue to ask for more details around what they did, how they did it and what were the outcomes.
- Were you really listening to what they said? Did you ask clarifying questions?
- Are you looking for candidates who are more qualified than you? Or are you evaluating the candidates through a funnel of whether you can control their performance?
- Did you know how much the new hire could potentially add to your bottom line?
The more you understand yourself and your comfort level in recruiting, the better your performance in selecting the right talent for your team will be.
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