What Happens When You Have More Than One Qualified Candidate?

When your company is hiring, you want to bring the most qualified candidate on board. Sometimes, however, you may be inundated with resumes and applications from candidates who seem to be qualified for the job. You’ll need to develop a smart strategy for working through the list of qualified applicants to find the best person for the position. These tips can help:

  • Work with a staffing service. A staffing service knows how to streamline the hiring process and what it takes to make a successful match between a candidate and a company. Staffing services may be able to help you better understand what you need in a candidate and can narrow down the candidates you’re considering only to those who will provide exactly what you are looking for.
  • Identify soft skills and hard skills. If you are lucky enough to get lots of qualified candidates, you can expand the criteria that you use to narrow down the pool of candidates. For example, instead of just making sure the employee has the industry-specific knowledge you need, look for a team player who will bring new talents to the table and help you to build a strong, positive company culture.
  • Differentiate based on innovative thinking. Candidates who are creative and good problem solvers may be able to help your company succeed in ways you never expected. Look for a self-motivated candidate who brings a spirit of innovation to your team.
  • Focus on who fits well with your corporate culture. You want staff members to fit in well with the culture your business is trying to foster. When you have your choice of candidates, you can choose the person most likely to work well with your existing team.

Narrowing down the pool of candidates to those who are most qualified can be a major challenge. You should strongly consider getting help from a staffing service who knows how to match companies to candidates who will be a perfect fit for any position.

SmartTalent helps companies to get the hiring process right in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas. Give us a call to find out how our staffing service can make your hiring process easier by helping you to find the perfect candidate.

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