Are you hiring for your land services company?
Looking for the best staff recruitment tips?
When you own a land services business, having the right employees working for you is essential to ensure it runs smoothly. However, hiring new employees isn’t as simple as picking a name from a list. You need to evaluate each candidate thoroughly to make sure they’re right for the job.
Below we’ll look at the top land services hiring tips that you need to be using when recruiting employees.
1. Perfect the Job Description
One of the best things you can do to have an easier time choosing job candidates is to simply take more time when writing the job description.
It’s better to paint an accurate picture of what the job will entail than to try to embellish it to attract more candidates. Having only the most qualified candidates get in touch with you is ideal, and will help you avoid wasting your time interviewing candidates who are clearly not right for the job.
Be honest and clear with what qualifications will be required for the job, what the job will entail, and what kind of person you’re looking for. This will help you find the right employee much more quickly and efficiently.
2. Promote Referrals From Employees
A great way to find new job candidates is to make use of your current staff by getting employee referrals.
The best employees that companies hire are often referred to them by someone else who works for them. Having your trusted employees suggest people for an interview can give you a better chance of finding trustworthy and reliable applicants. These people will already be pre-vetted by your current employees.
Additionally, hiring people that your employees have referred to you also has the added effect of improving loyalty within your company. Employees will often feel valued when you do happen to hire someone that they have referred to you.
3. Create an Interview Rubric
When it comes time to give a job interview, it’s crucial that you know exactly what you’re looking for in a candidate. It can be a great idea to create an interview rubric that will help you evaluate candidates and guide your decision-making process.
Think carefully about what characteristics you’re looking for in job candidates and have them listed on your rubric with a number between 1 and 5. Then, after the interview is over take some time to score the candidate. Think critically about what the candidate has to offer and whether they have met the standards that you’ve set.
4. Choose Your Questions Wisely
For your interview, it’s also important that you prepare the right questions.
Too many interviewers rely on outdated, irrelevant, and unhelpful questions during an interview. Make sure that you’re asking open-ended questions that are actually relevant to the job at hand.
Ask your candidate how they would plan to handle certain projects or tasks and make sure you give them a chance to describe their plan thoroughly. Ensure candidates understand how to perform any of the tasks that a job will entail, whether those tasks are related to oil and gas leasing or mineral rights.
It’s also probably a good idea to skip the off-the-wall interview questions that have become so popular with many interviewers. Asking a candidate “what kind of tree they would be” probably isn’t as helpful in evaluating a candidate as you would like to believe.
Making the Most of These Staff Recruitment Tips
Successful staff recruitment doesn’t have to be an impossible task, but it is important to give it the proper attention and care. Make sure to consider the above tips when you’re hiring for a new position in your land services company.
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