Whenever you need to employ someone new in your company, it goes without saying that you need to make sure they are the right individual for the job. This much is clear, but what is often much less clear and more difficult to master is ensuring that you have got that right. The truth is that it can be extremely difficult to be certain of hiring the right individual, even if you are being careful. That’s why it’s helpful to know of a few checks and tests you should carry out in order to be sure. Are you really employing the right person for the job?
Are They Able To Work For You?
We will start with what probably sounds like an overly simple question, but is actually an essential first consideration. You need to be sure that the individual in question is actually able, legally and ethically, to work for your organization. There are a number of reasons they might not be able to, and it is up to you to carry out the necessary and relevant checks in order to make sure that they can work for your business.
You might need to think about h1b sponsorship if they are from abroad, for example, or check their visa status. Or you might need to make sure that they are of a legal age in a job involving alcohol – and so on. With so many possible circumstances, it is up to you to ensure that you get it right for your business.
Do They Have The Right Experience?
Obviously enough, you want the people you employ to have the right amount of experience if they are to be right for the role. It is up to you to decide what the required amount of experience actually is, but you should have something in mind regardless. With enough experience, it is much more likely that they will be able to bring to the role everything that you actually need of them, so this is important.
You will more or less have to just take their word for it on this, but you will find out soon enough if they have been dishonest. Remember too that this is the whole benefit of references – so be sure to actively seek those out for every candidate.
Can You Work With Them?
As much as one might not want this to be true, it is a fact that you also need to think about the person as an individual. You need to know that you could genuinely work alongside them without any trouble, as otherwise you will probably not really want to bring them on board.
This is part of the value in holding interviews, of course. In the interview, you can use the time to get a good sense of what they would be like to work alongside. Make sure you don’t hire anyone who would only annoy you or make your life too difficult.