Finding someone to just fill a seat at your company isn’t hard. But finding great people—the ones who fit with your culture, who share your vision, who can make immediate and lasting contributions—can be very difficult. This is true for small and large companies, as the right people can transform any organization.
Here are three ways you can better source and hire truly great people for your company.
Make Time to Hire
One thing all companies have in common is a lack of time. As painful as it may be, the most important factor in hiring great people is devoting time to the process. Schedule it in your day just like you would a client meeting or a business transaction. For example: the first week after posting a job ad, take 30 minutes each morning to download and compile resumes and cover letters; at the end of each day, review them and put aside potential interviewees for follow-up. Then, at the end of the week, review your selections and short-list a group of candidates to phone screen. keep reading…