Improve hiring with a better hiring process
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
It seems like yesterday -- my boss asked me to interview a new hire. The problem was that I'd never interviewed a person before for a job. All these questions immediately raced into my head .... I asked him what questions I should ask. Should I sit in on a few interviews first to see how you do it? How would I determine if the person is a good fit for the role and our team? He responded by saying just ask whatever questions you believe would help you determine if the interviewee would do a good job with us. And left the rest to me.
Sound familiar? How much training have you received to perform interviews? Most people I've asked have had the same experience. None.
It is so critically important to ensure you hire the right person and avoid "lets just see". But most businesses spend very little emphasis on hiring great people. But are inherently dependent on great people being on the team.
Many of the challenges with current hiring processes in most businesses include (does this include yours?)
The list goes on and on .... but you get the point.
If you believe that hiring great people is probably the most important thing your business ever does, then things need to change. I'm rarely an advocate of rigid processes, however in certain critical areas, they are paramount. Here is one. At its core, the program should be based on below:
It takes a great deal of work to put together a great hiring process, but the results will be an even better team.
Having a strong interview process will ensure that you can hire great people ... and have a substantially enhanced hiring process overall.
How does your business hire great people?
Stephen R. Covey