When it comes to hiring, nobody wants to get it wrong. These days, there are all sorts of aspects to consider. Sure, you might have the perfect sounding person on paper. They have all the right professional skills to ensure the job is done well. But what else can they bring to the business as a whole?

The right person adds overall value

You can consider each hire with the view that yes, it’s important their CV matches the job description, but also, ask, will this person add value to the team? For many managers, traditionally, the right person is often white, educated and male. But for those businesses who understand the value of diversity and how talent can appear in different forms, there are big gains to be made.

Workplace myths abound that unless an employee is available five days a week and has zero commitments at home, they will make the best recruit. But we know that nothing could be further from the truth.

Flexible workers make totally committed, motivated and productive employees, because they want to make their role work. Trust us, they will rarely be the employees taking time off for stress or exhaustion. They want to show their employer that they value their role and are willing do to what it takes to get the job done in the best way possible.

Embrace diversity – be an employer of the future

When you hire an employee, it’s important to look at whether the right person, really is the right person. For example, have you considered matters such as workplace diversity?

Deborah O’Sullivan, Managing Director at Ten2Two says, “Often businesses come to us seeking to attract senior women with experience in sectors such as finance or tech, because they want to diversify and become the kind of business that attracts talent from across the board. There are big gains to be made by promoting diversity in the workplace.

If you offer a little flexibility, you can ensure you become an employer of choice. And as more employees seek this, we expect to see businesses moving to offer flexibility at the outset. With the talent shortage continuing to make waves, it’s time for businesses to really think about the way they recruit – and that can mean sometimes that the ‘right’ person, may not be ‘the right person’”.

Get in touch with Ten2Two today if you’d like to discuss your recruitment options and workplace diversity in further detail.

 

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