Your hiring process is designed to find the best fit for your open positions, but we don’t always find the perfect candidate.
As you hire, consider what information you can gather to support the less-than-ideal-candidate who your team still decides to hire. At the end of the interview process, match up the new-hire’s areas of growth with a staff member who has strengths in this area. With reference checks, do you ask what support would most positively impact this employee’s quality? If a new hire is coming from out of town, do you have someone on staff who would enjoy sharing thoughts about neighborhoods, places to live, and restaurants? With Individualized Support Plans for new hires, your less-than-ideal candidate may grow into high quality members of your team.