If you have been a Hiring Manager for any length of time then you understand the task of hiring a new employee is a complicated process. You also understand that sometimes the difficult part of hiring a new employee doesn’t have anything to do with the actual applicant and candidate interaction.
Sometimes the difficulty is due to your own team or company not being in alignment with the requirements of the position, and the results can be disastrous. Here is a checklist I have created which should help eliminate many of these problems.
DETAILS OF THE POSITION
Does everyone agree to the title of the position?
Is there flexibility to the hours or location? Said differently, for the right candidate would you be willing to be flexible on home based vs. in-house, working out of another office, working different hours than the rest of the team to accommodate family needs, etc.?
Have you confirmed with your team what type of candidate will fit your needs best such as contract, perm, or a temp-to-perm candidate? There are pros and cons for all choices, so be sure you consider them!
Is everyone in agreement with the salary or hourly rate? Have you … Read More