Are you planning to hire several new employees? If business is expanding, you'll likely need the extra staff to help out with many things. The hiring process may seem simple if there are a lot of people willing to fill out applications, but it's most important for you to go through a specific process to ensure you're hiring great individual to work for your business.

Be Prepared to Ask Challenging Questions

Most people who are applying for a position would expect to be asked a few questions. However, most of the questions that are commonly asked are about their reason for wanting to work at the business and the types of work they did in the past. Rather than ask the same things, be prepared to ask challenging questions to the interviewees. By asking questions that aren't always asked at interviews, they'll have to come up with something on the spot, which allows you to see more of their personality shine through. These are some great challenging questions to ask:

  • What are some things you think the business should do to improve?
  • What were some bad experiences you've had in the past with co-workers or employers?
  • What do you do when you're faced with a difficult situation?
  • What is something you've done that you're proud of the most?

When you ask these questions, you'll likely get real answers from the interviewee rather than something he or she has rehearsed. The answers provided by each applicant will tell you more about them and help you make the best hiring decisions.

Use an Employee Validation System

You may expect your employees to have certain credentials. When people are applying for the position, they could fabricate some details about their credentials. It may seem ridiculous, but it happens too often. Instead of hiring someone who has lied on their resume, make sure you're hiring people who are honest about their educational background and their experience in the industry.

The validation system will provide you with details on the credentials of each applicant, allowing you to check those details as a reference before you go through with hiring a person. If you're trying to hire the best people, you have to start by making sure they were honest enough to tell the truth on their resume, even if they don't necessarily have as much experience as you'd like them to have.

If you're going to go on a hiring spree in the next few months, start setting up interviews with job applicants. Be prepared to ask them the questions that aren't always asked at traditional interviews. And, don't forget to use an employee validation system to ensure that everyone has the credentials they claim to have.