You want to run a business or manage a team? If so, it is important that you have the right people and can find the right people. For many companies, they will typically put out a blanket job offer and take in anyone who may apply. For others, employment screening services are used in order to really narrow down the pool of applicants that are moved on to the bosses and those in hiring positions of a company.
Build an avatar
An avatar is a model of a specific person or item you wish to work with. Many people who think of avatar think of computer games or characters they create. It is the same thing when looking for an employee, except instead of hair color and hit points you are looking for experience and skills.
What past experience do your people have? You want to have people come in that have experience in the field that you are hiring for as well as specific projects that you are working on. You don’t want to hire people that you have to teach or train all of the time. You want to get people who can look at the project and dive in with both feet and get it done.
What are these people doing to improve themselves? When hiring someone you want to hire people who are motivated and looking to help improve your business not just get a paycheck. If you look for people and they have taken an online class or are working on personal projects then they may have more to offer than someone who has simply done the basics.
Test them out
Before committing to a job offer, have the person or people you are looking at come in and do some tasks for you. These can be paid tasks but they should fit the criteria for day to day activities. After seeing and reviewing their results you will have a better understanding if they will fit your mold for a productive employee.