It is repeated again and again – ‘people are your greatest asset’. Wrong!! ‘The right people are your greatest asset.’ We see on a weekly basis Employers grappling with ‘problem employees’ who are invariably disengaged from their work and trying to similarly ‘infect’ other employees. They effectively are the ‘rotten apple in the barrel.’ They can be very difficult and costly to move on out of your Business. They are the symptom of a poor selection choice. When selecting a new staff member into your Team there are four areas you need to have confidence in:
- Can they do the job? (have they the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in the role?)
- Will they do the job? (are they self-motivated? Have they shown initiative in previous roles?)
- Will they be a good fit into your Team? (have they good social/interpersonal skills? Have they go a good sense of their own self-worth?)
- Have they potential to develop and grow your business?
In Boyd HR we have a rigorous Recruitment and Selection process. We help the Employer determine the profile of the individual that will be effective in the role. Our recruitment process will find the ‘needle in the haystack’. We screen all the Applicants against the profile and we conduct preliminary competency based interviews. We shortlist three or four applicants that we believe will be successful in the role. We then organise interviews for the Employer (often accompanied by one of our experienced professionals) who makes the final selection decision.
The benefits to the Employer is that is saves them time and money and it greatly enhances the probability of the selection decision being the ‘hand a glove fit’.
Should you be in the market to recruit a new member of staff to your Team, them please give us a call and we will provide you with options that best suit you.