The hiring process is one of the most difficult parts of running a business. There, we said it. There are so many factors that play into making sure you are hiring the right people for your business. So, how do you know that you are hiring the right people? What signs will you see that you have chosen wisely? Well, we have a few telltale signs that you are on the right track when it comes to the hiring process!
1. They have a clear background check
Running a background check on your potential employees is a common practice among businesses everywhere. It will give you a good sense of how they handle their finances and if they are reliable. You can see their tradelines and see if they will be a good fit for the role you are considering them for. But what is a tradeline? That is an industry term that describes credit accounts or lines of credit. For example, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and other types of debt obligations. Tradelines can show payment history on a credit report, too. This will allow you to see if they are up to the standard you want your employees to be. You will also be able to see if they have been late on their payments or if they have been on time and thorough throughout their credit history.
2. They are eager
Having your employees be eager is an amazing sign that you are hiring the right people. If they are wanting to move up and learn more, that means that they are happy there and that they are a good fit. That also shows that they are invested and want to be a part of more aspects of the business. If this is the case, feel free to give them more responsibility and see where they can take it. It will allow them to flourish and show you what they are made of!
3. You see growth
Most employees will show that they want to grow, but not everyone actually does. A good way to gauge their growth is by referring back to their interview notes, or their year-end reviews that you have previously performed. If you can see that they have grown, that means that they indeed have been in the right place at your business. You may want to reward this growth, as well. It will show that you support them and that you are thankful that they are part of your team.
4. A sense of community has formed
Once you have hired multiple good fits within the company, you will see that a sense of community has started to form. They will have each other’s backs on deadlines, they will work together well, and they can be professional no matter the circumstances. These are all great signs that you are hiring the right type of people for your business.
Even if your employees aren’t besties outside of the workplace, it is important to make sure that they are being inclusive while at work. This starts with you and the higher-ups, though. Make sure that you are making it a safe space for everyone to be themselves and to shine in their own way.
You want to ensure that you are never asking someone to compromise who they are for the workplace. Once you have set that precedence, you will be able to see if your employees can keep up with that requirement. If they do, great! If they can’t, then it may be time for you to have a talk with them, or to have them leave the business. Exclusion and exclusivity are something that should never be tolerated within your business and the right employees will understand that requirement.
The only thing you can really do to make sure you get the right people is to try your best. As long as you are doing that, you can’t go wrong! Good luck and happy hiring!