It is pertinent to develop a set of criteria for hiring personnel. Within this, it is important to have this system in place prior to even posting the vacancy. This safeguards you as a company by putting a framework in place to minimize bias by creating a more equitable hiring process. Once a set of criteria has been created, it is then important to consider how much weight to give each criterion.
Here are some ideas for criterion:
- Cultural fit (e.g.: how will this individual mesh with the rest of the team?)
- Performance fit
- Diversification (e.g.: seeking to diversify one’s teams through skills, personality, background, etc.)
- Technical Skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
It is important for your organization to consider the following questions when determining human capital vacancies:
By what criteria does your organization gage if a potential candidate is the appropriate fit?
How much weight do you give each criterion?
What systems do you have in place for making hiring decisions?