With the interviews over, the time has come to make a tough decision on who you want to hire. However, your choice is not the only one in this situation. The candidate also has a choice on whether your company is the right fit for them. Therefore, we recommend these final tips as you prepare to narrow your selection and offer your preferred candidate the opportunity to join your company.
6. Assessing Future Potential
Though you may be hiring for a technical position, never hire for skill only. Hire for will too. A candidate displaying a growth mindset can be a tremendous addition to both a team and a company. First, it shows that the candidate can flex into additional technical or business areas. Second, growth mindsets can be contagious in a team that is struggling or can amplify an already talented team. Finally, a candidate with upside career potential will stay with your team longer and have room to grow.
7. Selling the Position
Interviews are not one-way engagements. Each interview is a chance for the candidate and the company to determine whether they want to work together. Remember to be professional, be on-time, send a thank you note, and follow-up promptly. The best candidates will be interviewing with additional companies, have competing offers, and will not be available for long. Even in an employer-friendly job market, be prepared to act fast and clearly describe why the opportunity for the candidate to work at your company is the best.
8. Making the Decision
Do not settle. You might need someone right away, but we think bringing on a new team member should always be an exciting time for your team and company. If you have any doubts, consider the fact that you will spend one-third of your week with your coworkers. Can you see yourself working with this person for an extended amount of time on a high-priority project? One organization we work with evaluates a person’s candidacy on how excited their team is to work with the candidate – “if it is not a hell yes, then it’s a hell no!” Remember to always work with your HR department closely before any final decision and the offering of a position to a candidate.
With these eight tips in mind, we wish you all the best in finding your ideal candidate. If you need assistance, please contact us to learn more about our Salesforce Talent Recruitment service. Subscribe or follow us today to discover more great Salesforce info from MXA Solutions.