Newfoundland and Labrador has faced some tough economic setbacks in recent years. We’ve gone from a time of abundance, with record levels of employment and business success, to a time of uncertainty and sometimes fear. While these responses are normal, there are ways to hedge the risks of an uncertain economic climate.
The bottom line is that hard skills may get a candidate’s foot in the door, but soft skills will determine how long they stay or how well they perform in the workplace. According to Guy Berger, the chief economist at LinkedIn, “People that have the right soft skills have a leg-up in finding a job relative to their peers.” These skills are what set candidates apart from other applicants or co-workers.
Every new employee will have an impact on your business performance and culture. Hiring the wrong person can waste valuable resources and increase risk. So how do you ensure that you are hiring top-notch employees and how do you avoid choosing the wrong candidate? The key is to optimize your hiring process to weed out as many unsuitable candidates as possible. Here are some practices you can implement when recruiting new employees.