Last month, we discussed how much importance should be placed on the actual interview and a candidate’s personality. Here are three more pointers to help you make that all-important hiring decision.
4) If the candidate looks good, interviews well and has a good track record of success, then hire?
Only if you want to take a risk. Did you call the last two employers for a reference check? Did you ask the employer if they would hire your candidate back if they had the chance? You may think the candidate can succeed working for you even if they failed with past employers. But do people change? You are more likely to win the lottery than see a major personality change.
Tell past employers what you want the applicant to do and let the past supervisors give you their assessment. They know your candidate better than you. If you don’t get a rousing yes, you may be taking a risk you can’t afford. There are times good people get stuck in bad jobs. But winners find ways to succeed no matter where you put them.