How To Recruit The Perfect Employee

How to recruit the perfect employee

The perfect employee can be an elusive breed of job seeker; they are that rare, perfect mix of dedication, passion, talent and friendliness that every employer is hoping to find. The perfect employee surpasses our expectations, invigorates the whole team and does it with a smile, so how do you go about finding them? Recruitment is a tricky, often tedious process which involves a lot of hard work and a lot of assessment. GradWeb are leaders when it comes to finding the perfect fit for any team. As recruitment software specialists with over 10 years of experience helping businesses streamline the process of finding talent, they have some tried and tested wisdom to impart to anyone struggling to find the best fit for their team.

Begin Within

If you have a new employment opportunity within your business it can be tempting to cast your recruitment net as far and wide as possible in order to find that legendary ideal employee, but they may already be within your ranks. Searching internally gives you the chance to see who within your staff is hungry for new opportunities, and you might be surprised with the results. If you have an already tried and true employee who can step up to the mark and evolve into a new role then the recruitment work is done for you.

CV Screening

When you have an opening in your business that can’t be filled internally the first logical step is to post the job listing where the right people will see it. Unfortunately, the wrong people can see it too, and before you know it you’re inundated with hundreds of C.Vs that need to be carefully sifted through by you. Most businesses simply don’t have the resources to spend hour after hour going through each application with a fine tooth comb in order to find the holy grail of employees. Instead, C.Vs are often dismissed without being thoroughly read, and if you’re not careful your dream team member could end up at the bottom of your waste paper basket!

By utilising the skills of recruitment specialists you ensure that every C.V you are sent gets the full attention of a trained professional who can pick the talent out of a crowd and send them soaring through the next stages of the recruitment process.

Inspired Interview Techniques

The interview is one of, if not the, most important parts of the recruitment process. A person’s C.V. usually tells you everything you need to know about an individual’s academic aptitude, it details their experience and education so you know if they have the qualifications necessary to fulfil the role you need filled, but what’s perfect on paper might not translate well into real life. The interview allows you to really see just how well someone might fit into your environment.

An interviewer can quickly fall into the trap of asking the interviewee to simply recite their C.V, making the whole process redundant. Make sure your interview is designed to decipher an individual’s competence, confidence, talent and behaviour so you can make an educated assessment about how suitable they really are for your team. When you’re interviewing, remember one golden piece of advice: skills can be taught, but personality can’t be changed.

Don’t Go It Alone

If you don’t have the time to give your full attention to searching through the wide expanse of the talent pool then you’re in luck, you don’t have to. Utilise recruitment resources and assessment tools to make the job simpler without risking overlooking talent, and before you know it the perfect employee will be sitting at your desk.

This post was written by Emma Smith on behalf of GradWeb, one of the UK’s foremost recruitment specialists whose tools and services can help any business find the perfect employee. 


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