Business owners searching for the best job candidates for their Houston companies know how hard hiring the right people can be and also how important those decisions are for their businesses. While understanding that not every new hire will work out, there are steps every Houston business owner should consider including:
- Candidate Personalities: Business News Daily recommends that companies consider putting personality first when reviewing candidates. Possessing specific degrees, knowledge, or skills can be important but should not act as a replacement for a personality fit. To hire the right person for the job, you need to look past candidates’ resumes and cover letters and learn more about them as people. Employees need to have the skills and experience required to do the job, but they also need to fit in with the company culture and be willing to take direction and handle challenges as they come.
- Job Commitment: A person committed to his or her career is the candidate you want to hire. You do not want to hire an employee who switches careers or jobs frequently. If a candidate is not loyal to any company, hiring this person could definitely be a problem for your business. Always check the candidate’s previous job duration and if he or she is switching jobs constantly, this is definitely not the right person for the job.
- Job Posting: Another way that employers can help attract the candidates they want is by ensuring their job postings are well crafted. These ads are like marketing material for a company and any employer who repeatedly finds that the wrong people are applying for jobs may want to revise the company’s job ads.
Contact a Houston Business Attorney
Even before you select a job candidate to hire, it is important to meet with an experienced Houston business attorney to develop a sound employment contract to set forth the obligations for all employees, the terms of employment and the basis for possible termination. Contact the at the Weisblatt Law Firm today at 713-666-1981 to discuss your situation and to develop an employment contract that will work for you and your business once you find that perfect hire.
Attorney Andrew Weisblatt
Mr. Weisblatt has practiced continuously since becoming licensed in 1992 and has represented businesses ranging in size from one person start-up ventures to multi-national corporations employing hundreds of people in multiple countries. From 2005 through 2009 Mr. Weisblatt was in-house counsel and chief operating officer of a multi-national corporation in the steel products industry. That in-house position provided valuable insight into how businesses work and what they actually need from their lawyers – both in-house and outside counsel. Attorney Bio