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Your business is growing and it’s now time to add more employees. The expense involved in hiring the wrong person, especially at a senior level, can be large. Hiring the right talent should not be an intimidating process.
A key element is the defining the skills, attributes and traits that the ideal applicant should have.
It is important that the position description for the job be well understood and documented. It should contain responsibilities, duties and specific objectives of the position, not the person. Know what you’re looking for, before you start looking.
The interview itself should be structured in a way that brings out all the key traits and attributes of the candidate. It should also provide an opportunity for the candidate to gain the information they need to make their employment decision.
Consider having the candidate interview with several members of your team. They have a good feel for the culture of your company, and you will have several additional internal opinions to help the decision process.