General things to keep in mind while recruiting

While doing recruitment, here are general things , that hiring person should have in mind. This list don’t include any specialized skill , just general things to have in mind while hiring someone. One can use it as a checklist.

  • Check the interest of candidate
  • Check whether candidate is interested in your current work or you have something to offer him in future
  • Understand why (s)he want to do this particular job
  • Have a balance between standard technologies as well as your required skills and hire with that balanced mind
  • Communication skills cannot be fully ignore but if candidate can’t convey something then may be that can work in many jobs but if cannot understand then it is a serious problem
  • Ask how someone get into this particular field, to understand level of interest or experience e.t.c.
  • Never depend on some particular assignment to hire someone, as it is not a good criteria, there are many other things that matters, one particular assignment can be helpful in judging someone but it can be tricky too
  • Check the evaluation of candidate that how he evaluate things, what is big for him, if (s)he rate himself 8/10 in something then check what his 8/10 actually means and what it is in comparison to your rating, for example, if someone rate him/her self as 8/10 in web development then ask him/her questions and try to judge that what actually (s)he knows, and this will let you know that what his/her 8/10 means.
  • Before hiring , please check if you are giong to hire a person whose level match the level of work he is going to perform. If a person can’t do a job obviously you will not hire him, but also check if you have the challenging and interesting work for the brilliant person you are hiring, if it will not be then such work for such person will be spreading demotivation. That will be bad for both that candidate as an employee and your organization as you will not be able to utilize him/her properly
  • If you believe in rational thinking then why not think that why a person is here for a job. There can be mostly 2 type of reason for a job, either need or interest. So hiring manager should recognize that reason. However, there can be sometime people who if start job then only work as they think it their responsibility

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