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Hiring the right employees

| Apr 14, 2016 | Employment Litigation |

Business owners and managers looking for the best job candidates for their Florida companies know how hard hiring the right people can be—and how important it can be to their businesses. While understanding that not every new hire will work out, Business News Daily does recommend that companies put personality first when reviewing candidates.

Possessing specific knowledge or skills can be important but should be no replacement for a personality fit. This is because skills can be acquired along the way. A personality is already set and unlikely to change much, if at all. Hiring a person with top-notch skills but a personality that grates on everyone else in the office or on a work team can lead to problems down the road. It is also important to keep in mind that a personality that does not fit well in one setting may be ideal for a different role.

Forbes suggests that reviewing a job candidate’s social media profile can give important insights into who the person really is. On social media, people are less inclined to be on their best behavior because they are not generally trying to impress someone. When it comes to learning new skills, companies can leverage special tests that indicate a person’s ability to learn or to analyze information.

Another way that employers can help attract the candidates they want is by ensuring their job postings are well crafted. These ads are like marketing material for a company and any employer who repeatedly finds that the wrong people are applying for jobs may want to revise the company’s job ads.

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