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As a business owner, you are very likely to need help with recruiting. No matter the effort that has been put in, you may hire the wrong person for the job. As a matter of fact, hiring disasters are very common in business. Among the common disasters is finding out that the otherwise qualified person is actually not cooperative. Fortunately, there are a few ways to avoid hiring disasters.


1. Know Your Candidate


Is the job matching the personality and the lifestyle of the candidate? Will it be challenging and rewarding enough to motivate her/him in the long run?

During the interview, try to get a read on the candidate’s attitude and personality and understand what motivates him/her.


2. Use Pre-Employment Assessments


There are plenty of pre-employment tests that you can use in order to evaluate the candidate. With these tests, you get a glimpse at how well she/he is going to do in your company according to their values, work ethic, and personality as a whole. Among the types of tests, you can use to evaluate your candidates are hard skills tests, soft skills tests, work sample assessments, etc.



3. Be Clear About Your Company


It’s critical to have an understanding of your brand, and the type of employees that it needs (and even attracts). For instance, if you are running an innovative and creative brand, you want to communicate that clearly so that you can attract the people who think outside of convention for solutions.



4. Put as Much Punch in Your Career Pages as Possible


Your career page plays a key role in attracting the right candidates. One thing that you can do is encourage your employees to write testimonials about the company going into detail about what is expected from them, what the culture is like, what they like most about working at your company. This can discourage the people who will genuinely be unsuited for the culture of your company from attempting to apply.



5. Clear and to the Point Job Descriptions


One major mistake you can make is writing a vague job description. An unclear job is likely to result in badly matched candidates. One example of a poorly written job description is one that uses too much jargon or other complicated words. It is better to use simple language so that people will understand whether or not they are right for the job.

With so many people scrambling to find some kind of work, it is very important to make sure that you are clear on what you are asking for. The candidates that apply need to be thoroughly assessed so that you are confident that she/he is going to be a great addition to the company, and save money on hiring and training.



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