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The 5C’s Checklist for Recruiting

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Christie Li


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Before You Hire, Check Off This Recruiting Checklist

Recruiting Checklist

We all know hiring employees for your business is not an easy task. There are several factors and considerations to think about when finding the perfect candidates. To make your recruiting process a bit smoother, here’s a checklist of five characteristics to keep in mind:

1. Competence

This should be the first factor to consider. Does the candidate have the necessary skills, experiences and educational background to succeed? If he/she does not fulfill those requirements, see if he/she is willing to be trained for the position.


2. Compatible

Look to see if this person can get along with colleagues, and most importantly, existing and potential clients. It is a critical component that he/she be harmonious with your company’s people and those that may walk through your doors in the future.


3. Commitment

Another question to ask yourself when hiring is, “Is the candidate serious about working for the long term?” If he/she seems like they are not in it for the long run, you most likely want to pass on them. You do not want to go through the hiring process once again in a few months time. You could be using your valuable time, money and effort on more important things.


4. Character

Does the person have values that align with yours? Is he/she honest, keep promises, or is a team player? Do consider these things when making your final decision because you certainly do not want a bad apple to spoil the whole bunch (the company).


5. Culture

Every business has a culture or a way that people behave and interact with each other. The company culture is based on values, expectations, policies and procedures that influence the behavior of a leader and employees. If he/she doesn’t reflect the company’s culture, he/she may be disruptive and difficult to work with.

About the Author

Christie, currently a editorial assistant at Harri, enjoys exploring and eating her way through her hometown of New York City.

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