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How To Find the Right Employees for Your Company?

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A company is only as good as the sum of the qualities of its employees. No matter how great the product or the service it offers, if employees aren’t right, it will be difficult for the company to grow and thrive. Here are a few tips that will help you hire the right people for your company, in the future.

Learn how to review CVs

This is the key to hiring the right people for your company. Without it, you will always be on the wrong track. It is not as easy as it would seem, either. First, to familiarize yourself, you need to look at good examples of CV, so that you have the capacity to discern between them and those that simply do not provide sufficient or the right information about an individual. It doesn’t mean that he or she is not the right one to add to your team, but it certainly shows deficiency, if someone is not able to create a good CV, to show their strengths.

To review resumes quickly and thoroughly, you have to follow a few steps. First, look for the individual’s personality through his cover letter, before you get to look at his experience. Then, do a quick run of the CV and look for grammatical or typesetting errors, as well as anything specific that could show weaknesses in regards to the position you are hiring for. By now you should already be able to separate a few CVs that you will want to review, and others that you can already discard.

When you initiate your second scan, start by identifying the necessary job skill requirements that they need to have, in order to do the work you will be hiring them for. Keep only those that show particular capacities to handle the job. With the remaining CVs, you need to become more thorough. Look at everyone’s previous employments details and ask yourself key questions about their career course: Do they jump from one job to another too quickly? Are there strange gaps in-between jobs? This whole second part should enable you to figure out who you will invite for an interview.

Use Online Tools

The employment market has changed a lot, thanks to the arrival of the internet, a few decades ago. Most companies now use some of the tools that are available to them online. One of the most famous is certainly LinkedIn. This is where professionals open an account, to be seen by potential head hunters, for a better job than they already have. There is no reason why you shouldn’t do the same, by yourself. You can look at your competitors, or inside industry sectors close enough to yours, in your region. If you find someone that you like, try to connect with them. If they say yes, then send them a mail and explain that you have a job opportunity they might be interested in.

Look Inside Your Team First

Whenever a job opportunity comes up inside your company, the first thing you should do, is to look internally to fill it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be someone that is already in the department where the hole needs to be filled. Look for the people that are the most loyal to you, and that have various capacities beyond the work that they are already doing. Often, offering the chance to grow into another role to someone already on your payroll, will be an added bonus, in terms of energy and efficiency for your company. It would be a mistake not to take the time for an internal search, especially because some employees might hold a grudge, if you don’t at least take the time to interview them, before you finally make your decision on who will be hired for the position.

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