Need to Fill a Position? Determine Your Hiring Criteria

Jul 30 2015 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

As you begin the recruiting process for a new or vacant position, carefully review your hiring criteria. Identify the key job qualifications, traits, characteristics, training and experience needed. Ensure that any hiring criteria you are using are neutral and objective.

If filling a vacancy, reassess the position’s needs and requirements carefully. Review how the job duties of the former employee in that position may have changed over time. You may also have new organizational needs and shouldn’t automatically rely on the prior job description.

Taking time early on to clearly identify your hiring criteria will help you to zero in on the best candidates for your company.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

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