How to optimize job selection processes

by Josh Biggs in Tips on 4th March 2021

When it comes to hiring someone new for your company, you want to ensure that you get the right person. You want someone that won’t only be perfect for the job, but will also fit in well with your team and immerse themselves in your company. You want someone who will stay at your company for a long time, who will learn and reflect your values and who will be invested in improving both their own personal development and also the progression of the company itself. If you are looking to make a new hire in the world of developers and programming this can be a challenge. 

What to look for in the job selection process

Not only do you need the right personality and attributes, but you also need to ensure that they have the correct knowledge, know-how and skills to perform the job. These are often very niche and technical jobs and so it is important that they know what they are doing. Coding mistakes can be costly so you want someone who is confident in their abilities. The wrong hire could be someone that lacks the skills required and can’t perform the job, or it could be someone that doesn’t fit in or enjoy the role and leaves after a short period of time. This means that you have wasted valuable time and resources in integrating them within your company and will have to go through the whole hiring process again. If you are looking to optimize your job selection process so this is less likely to happen…

  • Streamline your strategy of background checks

It can be tempting to do a background check on every applicant that you are interested in, but this can be very time consuming and waste money and resources. Instead, whittle down the candidates that you really like and if they get to a final stage, then do a background check then. By this point, you should have a good idea on their personality, skills and how well they will fit into your company so you won’t be looking out for as many things. It is a good idea to tailor your screening process to the needs of the specific position.

  • Check their skills in a more efficient way

As it will be a job for a more technical position, it is a good idea to look into something such as a “code test”. This is becoming ever more popular in the world of developers and is where companies such as Rviewer are in charge of evaluating the technical level of programmers. With Rviewer code tests they are then able to offer job offers tailored to their skills and therefore optimize a process that is usually slower and more complex.

  • Invite them in for a trial day

A good way to refine the job selection process is to invite potential candidates for a trial day. This way you can see how they will fit into your company and what skills they can do. They can show if they were truthful about knowing certain processes and how well they work in pressured situations (such as interviews!) 

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