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Make sure you don't make these 10 mistakes when you're looking for the best employee for your company!
1. Don't be late.
When you're late, it says the job and applicant isn't important.
2. Do your homework.
Know as much as possible about the applicant. Make sure you read the application and CV. Look the candidate up on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for a sneak peek into what they're like after hours. If you can, check references before the interview, this way you won't waste time interviewing someone who you don't think's suitable. Just make sure you have the candidate's permission first!
3. Know what you're looking for in a candidate.
You can't find the right person if you don't know what you're looking for. Define the capacities, attitudes, personality traits, and skills it takes to be successful in the position.
4. Prepare a list of interview questions.
You'll get the information you need and base your decision on facts and not your gut-feel. Don't wing it – you won't cover the ground you need to.
5. Be careful of the 'experts'.
You could land up interviewing someone who's an 'interview expert'… He reads the books and knows the answers you want to hear to make a great impression. Prepare questions that aren't standard interview questions. This way you can make sure the candidate isn't trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
Keep reading for the next five mistakes….
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The job description is definitely one of the most important documents in the field of HR. Firstly, because it's a binding document that outlines the individual work of each employee.
Secondly, because writing them is very demanding and can easily leave room for error. And employees can't wait to take you to the CCMA for unfair labour practices!
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Five mistakes you might make when you're looking for the best employee for your company!
6. Dress appropriately.
You expect the applicant to dress appropriately for the interview. Make sure you dress appropriately and in-line with your company culture.
7. Be enthusiastic about the position.
If you aren't, the applicant won't be. He'll also think the position isn't for him because of the impression of the position you give off.
8. Don't take phone calls or allow interruptions.
Give the applicant your undivided attention. Be professional in all ways when interviewing, besides giving the applicant a bad image, you could get a bad reputation in the market about the way you run things.
9. Listen attentively.
Don't let you mind wander onto your next question or to the stuff on your desk instead of concentrating on what the applicant's saying. You could miss the perfect candidate because you didn't focus.
10. Market your company as a great place to work.
Your objective isn't only to select the best person for the job, but to make sure applicants want to work for you and grow their careers.
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