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How to Hire the Perfect Candidate

How to Hire the Perfect Candidate

Jordan Sudberg knows what it takes to find the right candidate for an open position in your company or agency. In order to make great hires, however, he has identified some crucial guidelines when it comes to hiring the perfect candidate.

Test Your Candidates.

“You must ensure that you hire the right people for your project team,” said Sudberg. “So, as an employer, you need to consider hiring a candidate for a position who is the most qualified for your project needs.” Testing your candidate is an important step in the hiring process.

As an employer, hiring someone who is a “good fit” for your job title or role is easy. But are they right for your organization? If you’re not confident that your new hire will be a good fit, having them undergo tests before hiring may be more productive.

Access For Practical Skills.

When you hire an employee, you want to hire a professional who can deliver on expected results; however, this can be challenging when you don’t have access to the skills required for your job. Sudberg believes that it’s important to test a candidate in different roles within your workforce before hiring them as an employee to understand their strengths and weaknesses better.

Understand Personality Traits.

The world of job applications is evolving, and candidates are becoming more educated and savvy regarding their job search.

Candidates should review profiles with the attitude of looking for the best fit rather than a specific position that fits their skill set.

“The biggest problem I see is an excessive desire to “fit in” and be liked. If you want to hire someone who you think is the right person for the job, then don’t worry about whether they will “fit in” or not,” says Sudberg.

It’s important to take a moment and understand the person you’re interviewing. As an employer, you need to ensure that your candidate fits in with your existing team while still maintaining their unique traits as a person.

Provide Privacy For Your Prospective Hires.

Frequently, senior management can interfere with a company’s first-time hiring process by being too hands-on during the interview process. Your company’s executives should let the new hire and prospective manager handle the process professionally.

“You must give prospective hires a chance to do the job properly. Senior management shouldn’t “take over” during the interview process; you should simply let them go ahead and do it.” says Sudberg.

As an employer, you must stay out of your candidate’s way throughout their interview process. If they fail your assessment test or are not a good fit, you can go through another prospective hire.

Jordan Sudberg believes that employers’ biggest mistake during the hiring process is not to test their prospective hire’s personality. “You need to test your candidate’s personality before hiring them.”

“Employers must converse with their candidates to gauge how they would fit into the company culture. This requires a lot of work on behalf of both parties, but it is beneficial for both sides,” says Sudberg.

As an employer, you can benefit from testing your candidate in several ways, while they can ensure that an organization is a good fit for them as well.