With over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry, I firmly believe that the most important element of a successful and profitable business is the people. The people make a brand, the people are the ones delivering excellent customer service, and it’s the people making sure that customers get exactly what they pay for. Sourcing the best staff has always been a challenge for every business, and it never gets any easier.
Like it or not, sourcing the best staff for your business is an arduous and time-intensive task. But the rewards can be plentiful if it’s done right. Many industries suffer from acute staff attrition rates that make it expensive and difficult to eradicate successfully.
The problem is being able to judge individuals on an interview. Does this person just interview well? Will they perform to the expected standard and beyond when asked? How would they behave on a daily basis in the workplace? Will their colleagues be able to get on with them and work as a team?
No employer ever knows for sure how the person is going to fit in until they start the role. Probation periods exist for that reason, to enable the employee to settle in, decide if the role is right for them and to have their suitability assessed. It’s also a time for the employer to decide to continue to employ the individual, or look elsewhere.
There are some key steps, which employers can take to reduce the risk. I am going to explain them in my next articles. Sign up for newsletter and let’s stay in touch!
About Beatrice Bartlay
Founder of 2B Interface Entrepreneur and Motivational Trainer.
Author of ‘Liberty – Women Mean Business http://www.ebook.2binterface.com/ A regularly published author of business articles.
You Tube Educator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7St7Do7oXwU