How to Choose Between Two Great Candidates

Virtually every employer has had to choose between two awesome candidates, and if you haven’t, you will more than likely have to one day. No one wants to hire the wrong employee, and there are certain signs you should pay attention to if you want to hire the right one. Take the following factors into consideration if you have to choose between two great candidates. 

Years of Experience

You want an employee with the experience necessary to do the job you need to fill. Unfortunately, many employees look the same on paper, and you will need to carefully scrutinize the amount of experience each candidate has. Look carefully at the resumes and see which candidate meets your standards the best. Examine the following elements of each person’s resume:

  • Years of experience
  • Skills and abilities
  • Past positions
  • Education and training
  • Professional affiliations

Hiring a person based solely on their experience is not a good idea, but you must take experience into consideration when looking for a new employee.

Company Culture

Every company has its own unique culture, and if a person does not fit in to it, they can make everything more difficult for their co-workers. As an employer, you must hire candidates who embody the values, beliefs and expectations of your company. Employees who have values that contradict your own may not be a good fit for your company.

Who Do You Get Along With?

Let’s be honest – you don’t want to hire a candidate who won’t get along with you or your current workers. No one wants to bring conflict into the workplace, but there are some candidates who thrive on conflict, competition and aggression. These workers can alienate your current workers, and make everything more difficult. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t associate with a person outside of work, you probably wouldn’t want to hire them or work near them for an extended period of time.

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If you are looking for great candidates who will help your company accomplish its goals, United Personnel may be able to assist you. Your company needs strong and experienced workers, and we do everything in our power to find them for you. Contact a staffing representative today to learn more.