The mother of all your survivals is your enterprise or the firm you are working in as a hiring manager. Your business activities will get stuck as a result of hiring a wrong candidate who is incompetent and lacked knowledge. This can also ruin your reputation and the reputation of the company. Wrong candidates can make some people lose their jobs in the company. Avoid hiring illegal employees at all cost and follow the right protocol because without money you are a dead animal. This is some of the tips that can make you not hire bad employees.
Your team members should be included in the interview process. It si not a tradition that only the hiring manager can do the interview process. This is dangerous as you will only using your view point and judgment which may either be wrong or right. If you involve your team in the interview process you will be able to get more points and make a better final decision. From there you will also be able to tell if his/her personality matches with other members of the company. The candidate will be the best fit judging by compatibility of his personality with those of your candidates. You can also ask the interviewee tougher questions. Preparedness, character and intelligence of the interviewer will come to light from the questions.
Checking the references is mandatory. Contacts of the old employers, and people who are close to the candidates are always contained in the references. Calling all the judges will give you different external angles on the candidates. In case you call don’t hesitate to ask the candidates experience, weakness, strength, skills, punctuality, skills, attendance, and reliability. From this you can compare with what you have and make a judgment.
It is also advisable that you use the resume. The resume will always guide one who the person is, his education, past experiences, achievements, skills, and accomplishments. On top of resume the hiring manager should call candidates and ask them questions they did not expect. As the hiring manager it is advisable not to use resume only but to make an additional step by calling the candidates to see how they can answer questions when they are under pressure. Some people do lie in their resumes thus why you should not rely on it as your only source of reference.
The position the candidate is applying for should be at the finger tip of the hiring manager. Knowing the position will make the hiring manager prepare the exact interview questions. The candidate may get confused and fail interview questions if the hiring manager has prepared questions for a different view hence missing on a chance that the candidate was supposed to get. With correct interview questions you will also be able to test the skills of the interviewee.