It’s time to make a choice!
You have met several suitable candidates. Now it's time to choose your new employee. You want the best candidate, obviously, but what does that really mean for you? What makes a candidate the best? Does everyone in your organisation agree to that?
A tough decision
Choosing a new employee is never easy. It’s also exciting, as the candidate must choose you, too. Most people like to think their decisions are based on facts—a well-considered balance of all the pros and cons. Consciously or subconsciously, however, the choice is often left to chance. Heads or tails, drawing straws, or even a gut feeling.
When making difficult decisions, it can help to consider a few questions. These questions are the foundation of our approach to a meaningful choice.
1. Which criteria is your choice based on?
There are countless ways to choose “the best”, e.g. the best click, the most relevant background, the greatest potential. Before making a choice, decide on the most important criteria for your organisation. Our focus is on the candidate who is best able to complete the assignment. It will have the greatest positive impact on your business ambition.
2. What perspective is your choice based on?
Everyone sees things from their own perspective, which can make joint decisions difficult. Discussing each other’s insights helps establish a clearer impression of the candidates.
We can provide a valuable outside perspective.
3. Are you making an emotional choice?
When meeting new people, it is easy to trust your instincts. That is why the renowned first impression is so important. It is important to be aware of these emotions and discuss them. Experience helps with assessing emotions. By learning systematically, we have experienced which decisions work and which don’t.
4. Are you making a rational choice?
In addition to the gut feeling, people also make choices based on rationale. These choices are more reliable but take more time, energy and focus. During our recruitment process, we provide the time and space to allow rational thinking to take charge. Our assessments also offer more in-depth insight and facts.
Make sure you choose the best candidate.
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