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Employer Problems: How To Find THE ONE

by Caitlin Terreblanche in Candidate Search Tips 09/06/2017 0 comments

The time has come for you to take the next step; make another commitment. Of course, it doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. As an employer, you need to ensure that you choose the right person to fill the position. Not only do you need to take the welfare of your bank account into account, you also need to ensure that your company’s reputation remains intact without becoming known as the organisation with a high turnover.

Thus, in order to find THE ONE right employee to become the next person to join your team, you may want to consider implementing the following employee search tips:

1. Refine your job specs

Often, advertisements don’t nearly specify enough information from the get-go in order to rule out anyone who may not fit the criteria. Focus on what you can offer the employee more than what you’re seeking. Studies have shown that advertisements focussing on “needs-supplies” perform better than “demands-abilities” specs.


2. Check social media profiles

This is the one place where you’ll be able to investigate a little bit and perhaps even snoop; taking an inside look into a possible candidate’s daily habits. Job hunters don’t often realise the importance of ensuring the “cleanliness” of their social media pages. You can easily tell if the candidate will fit into your company culture simply by snooping.


3. Take your company culture into consideration

Most employers neglect this important tip; thinking that it’s quite an easy thing to fit into a company’s culture if they fit the job requirements. In fact, a candidate may be perfect on paper, but their values could be different to yours. Not only can this create immense tension between employees, you could end up having to look for another employee to replace him/her.

Read: For Employers: Important Job Recruitment Tips To Remember

4. Does it “feel” right?

It’s perfectly okay to go off how it makes you feel, which can often be quite a life and money saver. If your intuition tells you that the particular candidate will be a perfect fit; taking into consideration that they match all the other listed requirements, then who are you to argue. Trust your gut at times. You may be making the best business decision yet.


5. Place emphasis on passion, attitude, and work ethic

It’s important to choose candidates who show passion for what they do on a daily basis. Sure, you’ll rarely find someone who enjoys every aspect of their daily work life, but they do need to demonstrate some level of enjoyment, a positive attitude in general, and an envious work ethic.

Bonus: Add a practical test

There’s nothing that demonstrates a candidate’s abilities better than an actual practical test. It doesn’t need to be lengthy, but it gives you an idea of how the candidate approaches certain tasks, how they deal under pressure, and whether their skills fit the job requirements.

As an employer, it’s important to find the right candidate within a specific time frame; ensuring that your company’s workflow doesn’t fall behind and money loss doesn’t become a factor. Need to fill an important position? Send us a job spec so that we can start the recruitment process. As a reputable recruitment agency specialising in FMCG companies, we ensure each placement is the perfect fit!


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