Posted at 18:22h
in Employee Hiring Tips
Most job applicants have spent a lot of time on their resumes. Everyone wants to appear as qualified as possible, so "stocking shelves" becomes "inventory management" and "changing the thermostat" becomes "climate engineering". What with creative phrasing, exaggeration, and outright lying, it can be difficult to separate the fantastics from the flops. But there are a few key indicators and some red flags that can help you spot the best candidates, so you can hire the most productive employees
and avoid turnover.
Good Signs and Bad Signs In The Hiring Process:
The candidate has stayed at each previous position for 2-5 years or longer.
The candidate jumps from job to job.
Applicants will have a lot of plausible-sounding excuses for why they left previous positions: management was poor, they got a better offer, they wanted a change, they moved to a different city. And maybe all those reasons are valid. But the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior: if a candidate tends to switch jobs every 18 months, you can expect to keep them for about 18 months before they look for greener pastures. And that's expensive for your company.
You can also look to see how applicants progressed at each of their previous positions. If they kept the same job title the whole time that's fine, but it's even more impressive to see someone who obviously learned and grew at the job. Earning promotions shows that they performed at a high level during their tenure.