Do you need to hire some new staff members? For most business owners, recruitment is something that they really dislike doing but know that there is no way around it. It’s something you have to do if you want your business to grow even if it really frustrates you. If you follow these five commandments, you may find that it’s ever so easy to recruit the perfect team for your business.

Thou Shalt Always Consider In-House Candidates First

Before you make your job openings public, it’s always worth seeing if anyone who is already working for your business is keen to apply for the job. You will find that moving someone around in the company to take the role will work out a lot cheaper than going through the whole recruitment process with external candidates. Not only will it save you money, but it will also save you a lot of time and energy as well.

Thou Shalt Outsource If Needed

Are you too busy to focus on recruiting new staff? Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that you can skip recruiting new employees – they could be critical if you are wanting to grow your company. To ensure that your recruitment process is given the attention it needs, you should outsource to a staffing agency that can help find the perfect candidates. Don’t worry about the initial cost of outsourcing to this kind of agency – it really is worth the expense over time. 

Thou Shalt Read Each Resume Thoroughly

Do you normally just skim all the resumes that you receive? If so, you’re probably doing it wrong. It is really important that you allow yourself plenty of time to comb through each resume and cover letter. Taking your time will allow you to pick out every single detail and carefully review each candidate.

Thou Shalt Have Two Interview Rounds

Setting one round of interviews is a mistake that many CEOs and entrepreneurs make. Ideally, you need to have two rounds of interviews – no matter what the position is. The first one should be with the HR manager and the manager who will be directly in charge of the new hire. The second interview should be with a couple more managers in the company. All of these interviews help ensure that you hire the right person for the job and that your managers are happy with your choice.

Thou Shalt Be Ready To Negotiate

Recruitment isn’t just about finding the right person for the role. You will also need to work hard to negotiate the best possible salary. This should be something that reflects the open position and is relative to the new hire’s knowledge and experience. Of course, it should also be a figure that isn’t going to bankrupt the company. Think carefully about how much you want to offer a new hire, but be prepared for possible negotiations.

Hopefully, all of the above commandments of good recruitment can make the process easier for you and your company. If you find that you’re still struggling, don’t be afraid to outsource.