As business owners, we need to be cutting costs wherever possible. And staffing is one of the biggest expenses. This doesn’t mean we need to start cutting our team just to save some coin.
What we really need to be thinking about is our hires. Poor recruitment decisions can easily cost upwards of $10,000. Scary thought, isn’t it?
Think about the time and resources spent on preparing the job ad, interviewing, and training. Hiring on a whim is a costly mistake. And by whim, we mean without using a personality profiling tool that helps you get to know your applicants on a deeper, more intrinsic level.
We can’t overlook character analysis in the recruitment process. Someone can look great on paper, but when put in a team, gets you scratching your head about what went wrong. As businesses, we need to extend our process beyond resumes and references, and ask questions like:
The biggest tip we can give you is to screen all your applicants with a fun, easy to understand personality test. You can even use this earlier as you’re writing the job description. Sit down as a team and discuss the type of person you’re looking for.
Do you need a ‘facts’ person? Maybe your team would benefit from someone who brings people together and elevates the culture. Are you on the hunt for a new leader?
Yes, use your intuitive intelligence as you’re interviewing, but make sure you’ve done the groundwork to reference back to.
Whether you’ve got time pressures or not, don’t rush the new hire. You’ll end up with a lot of poor applicants, instead of speaking to the people you actually need. Don’t be afraid to get ‘off the books’ and get to know what the person you’re interviewing likes and dislikes. The most effective way we know how to do this is by giving them the Tick personality profiling questionnaire. This way, you don’t have to rely on their answers.
We’ve got the tools to help you avoid a bad hire, by matching personalities with job requirements. Fill in the red form and we’ll send you free samples of Tick’s famous personality testing tool.
This extra set in your hiring process will be a game-changer.