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Top 4 Hiring Tips for 2014 June 30, 2014

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Turnover is a critical issue, and many employers have had to terminate individuals despite their initial credentials. These days, hiring can be rough-and retaining human resources can be tougher. Nobody wants employees incapable of maintaining their resume-provided credentials, and nobody wants to make repeat mistakes. Here are a few tips for avoiding the “hiring spiral-loop of death”:

1.  Choose Passion over Paper

Sure, credentials look great. However, businesses have failed to hire extraordinary individuals due to heavy focuses upon credentials.

According to Business Insider, “clarifying job expectations has repeatedly been shown to be the number one driver of performance.” Unfortunately, these expectations may reduce a future employee’s credentials before they’re in the door.

The truth is, those not hired for passion are often riding the credential bullet straight to you-know-where. Simply put: People want Jobs, and they’re good at getting them. Those displaying true passion, however, often match it with natural potential. These employees stick around, and they’re the best asset human resource managers have.

2.  Be Strict About Fit

Sure, many industries overlap. However, a professional sportsman may not be an adequate weightlifter. The same rule applies to the professional world-where many jobs seemingly “cross” into other fields. Beware false credentials. Instead of looking for a jack-of-all-trades, look for a one-hit-winner. It’s better to have a niche worker than a widespread one. It’ll make a business more efficient in the long run, and it’ll keep workers happy by pressing their defined skills.

3.  Know What the Job Requires

This aspect is commonly overlooked. Many hiring managers think they know what a job demands, but they fail to recognize intricacies defined by niche professionals. Before posting on a job board, contact those already within the job’s segment, and learn what you can about the position’s demands. Additionally, understand what traits are exemplified by the field’s successful workers. Determine organizational values, and figure out what defines “success”.

4.  Be Open Minded in Hiring

It pays well to be open-minded, and many hiring managers fail to hire decent employees because of tight-fitting shoes, so to speak. While it’s important to understand the various, acute, needs of a position, don’t be defined by the boundaries.

People are wide and varied, and some may deliver innovative approaches to an industry. Many, too, haven’t had chances to reach high-success levels, and they may need a small push from the nest. Successful people are often apparent to hiring managers: They seize opportunities, and they blow human resource leaders away with charisma, grit and ambition.

It’s time to approach human resources differently-and it’s time to avoid the disasters plaguing many hiring managers. Take additional time when considering alternatives, and approach each potential employee with honesty, curiosity and an optimistic mind.

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