You’ve done countless interviews with young hopefuls looking to find their place in this world. You might get some experienced vets that know the field but are trying to find a different career path. These are the people that flow through your conference room all day as you try to find the right one that can lift your team to the next level. Finding the ideal candidate for your business can seem like an impossible task. It doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world.
Building the right team is important for any company. You want to bring in people that believe in your vision. We’ve already talked about Why Your Company Needs a Culture of Trust. Building that trust starts with a great team. Here are some tips for assembling the “dream team”.
Every hire starts with a job ad. Having the right ad can attract the right people. Being descriptive in your ad is a great way to give people a look into what the job demands and requires. Vague ads will certainly bring in a broad number of candidates, but they might not be the ones you are looking for. Some online job websites will let you pay a bit more to get more applicants. This can be an advantage depending on the type of people that apply.
Resumes are for listing all your skills, education, experience, and certifications. Interviews are for meeting the person, the voice behind the resume. During our interview process we like to pay attention to the personality of the person. We like to save the technical questions for the second interview. You want to bring the right people together. The ones that can mesh well and bounce ideas off each other. If the team communicates well together, productivity will rise.
I’ve gone into interviews before where it’s noticeable that the person interviewing me was not ready. Prepare questions that will give you more insight into the person. Don’t waste time asking the wrong questions. Ask them about their hobbies, their weaknesses, their strengths. I like to ask how they handle difficult situations because it helps me visualize how they will act under pressure. I want to make sure that they can handle the work environment. Sometimes I’ll ask the same question at the beginning and at the end to see if their answer has changed or if they were paying attention. Curate the questions to your company and culture.
Last but not least, don’t stress about finding the right person. It might take a while depending on the number of applicants. It took us almost three weeks to find a new support engineer. We want to be sure that the person we bring in is someone that we can count on. You want them to come in and be a part of a well established team.
Here at ITC we care about our clients so having the right team of IT support is important to us. We take care of our people so they can take care of yours. Finding the right team starts with having reliable IT support for your business. Schedule a Free IT Analysis with us to see how we can help your company and your team grow.