Hiring a new employee is an investment in your business that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
How do you know when hiring a new employee is the right decision? Where can you go for help?
It may be detrimental to your business to hire someone just to fill a vacancy rather than promote top talent. Also, you miss out on improving your company’s culture.
Below are some points of consideration to determine if you need new talent for your business.
Expansion and the need for new employees
It may be necessary to hire a new employee if your current team lacks the particular skills needed like a fitter and turner for example.
It’s always important to continue to develop your oil and gas staffing needs. You should invest in your long-term business strategy by hiring a new employee with the right experience in the area you need.
You should keep in mind that it can take months, or years to train new staff. They will often be graduates with little experience. If they require specific training for a unique task that also draws time away from your current employees.
One tip to look for when hiring new employees is to look for someone that not only has the required skills but is willing to share their skills and knowledge with your existing team. Collaboration is the key here.
Your company is in the growth stage
Getting the right people on board as soon as possible is one of the most important steps to building your business.
A candidate’s growth potential and LinkedIn network should also be considered as part of the hiring process at this stage.
Look for a candidate who is excited about joining a new project and who will spread the word to a valuable network of friends and colleagues is what you are looking for.
Focus on candidates that express curiosity, engagement, and a relentless drive to succeed, and remember that your hiring process is also a marketing tool for building your brand.
Your company is trying to reinvent itself
The key to reinventing your business, brand, and team is to hire new talent. This helps drive new ideas when building something new.
You should consider candidates who think and act differently than the standard norms of your existing employees.
Look into bringing some diversity into your recruiting process.
Where possible bring in industry leaders or top talents from other companies bigger than yours. They can then come and implement their existing knowledge into your business.
Have a succession plan
Succession planning is vital to any business. The best time to start succession planning for your company’s leaders is immediately after they take the reins.
Attending conferences, networking at events, or chatting with a competitor should always be included in your succession plan and recruiting strategy.
When it comes to hiring top candidates, long-term relationships can mean the difference between signing an offer or missing out on top talent. You never know who’s watching you.