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Hiring the best possible people for your business is obviously the most critical aspect of team building. But, what if you don’t know exactly what the ideal employee consists of? It’s a little like recruiting in the dark.

That’s why it’s important to have a system for identifying the right skills, traits, personality, and experience for every person you hire. How can you determine this? Here is a guide for understanding who you are looking for.

Understand the Job Requirements

It is absolutely vital to understand what each and every job will require. These can be educational requirements, job experience, and industry background, specific skillsets like products and customer service, and soft skills like time management.

Describe the Ideal Candidate Profile

Think about some of your current employees who have been with the company for a while. What are the qualities that they bring to the workplace? This can be a good way to build a “candidate avatar” so you have a potential image of the kinds of candidate you want to target.

Seek Out Candidates You Want To Target

Don’t just put out a blind recruitment ad and hope to attract the right candidate. Instead, work with a staffing agency to put together a recruitment plan to target the perfect future employee. This can involve creating an outstanding job description, developing specific interview topics, and assessing each candidate for his or her skills and personality.

Remember, candidates need a thorough vetting before bringing them onboard. A temporary to perm arrangement may be a good way to ensure that you have hired the right person for the job, before you commit to the wrong hire.

Looking to Grow Your Workforce This Spring?

Contact the premier team of recruiters at PrideStaff, Gainesville’s leading staffing provider, for additional help and support with the growth and development of your workforce.

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