For a company to become successful it is not enough to have high-tech machinery or premises in an area with high sales. The people working there are the most important part. With the service economy infiltrating the industries and commerce, any company, selling products or services, have to provide some kind of a service, making humans mandatory for all.
Hire the right people
For a garment factory sewing clothes and a software company making software, human resources is the most important. Whether you hire people through a rigorous selection process or employ them via temp agencies, you must take care to pick the right people. It is well known that evaluating people and coming in to conclusions about their attitude and character is not easy. There are many tests that are developed for this as well; however as an HR manager you should know to “calculate” the personality if an interviewee walking through your doors. Technical capabilities aside, if the person has a sour attitude on work and a discouraged outlook on work, it is going to be a difficult situation to manage. It is inevitable that most of the others also will be affected and, that person will become a bottle neck.
Hire for everything
There is a popular saying that you should hire for attitude and that a person who has a positive attitude will find a way to do things even if they don’t really know how to do it. Whilst this is true, maybe your company doesn’t have time to wait for someone to search and learn how to do things. There is nothing wrong in hiring for all, technical knowledge, attitude and other qualifications such as educational and extra-curricular activities. The issue will be when you focus only on one area. The person may have produced excellent academic records and even a star-classed undergraduate project. For candidates as such, you need to look in to how their previous work places have appraised them. Even there are legal facets for giving out employee details, you will be able to call and get information from another company, for the best of your organization.
References are a must now; however it has been taken in to grant now. Some candidates just include someone they know as a non-related referee as many companies do not call to verify. Best thing is when you advertise jobs in Traralgon, mentioning that you are looking specifically for referees from a previous working place; preferable direct managers whom the person reported to. You will easily shed sub-standard CVs this way.
Bringing in more profits and development of a company largely depends on who are running the day-to-day operations. As managers it is your responsibility to choose the exact fits as much as possible.