When it comes to building a successful team within your business it is essential that you recruit the right people into the roles that need to be filled. In a previous blog (Feb 2015) I discussed the importance of ensuring that the people you employ are a ‘good fit’ for your business, and I suggested that this is probably the most important aspect to carefully consider, albeit the toughest one to measure during the selection process.
What, however, is the overall blend that ideally you are seeking to acquire when selecting new team members? As the Venn diagram displays, you are ideally looking for the candidate that first and foremost is a good fit for your team, and in addition has the suitable experience and the correct level of technical knowledge. Only when you have a potential employee who exhibits all of these characteristics, are you then faced with the ideal choice for the role. Of course there will be occasions when no-one satisfies all three areas, and you may be forced to choose someone who is less than ideal, or alternatively start the whole recruitment process again with a different approach.
So when faced with your next recruitment dilemma why not take the list of candidates and add them to your own version of the Venn diagram. Anyone who falls inside the overlap of all three areas surely has to be a serious contender. But for those who don’t, you would be wise to ensure that the successful candidate has been considered from a ‘good fit’ perspective (see blog dated 09 Feb 2015: Successful Recruitment Matrix).