How to Hire the Right Administrative Professional

In the wake of The Great Resignation, so many talented people are on the hunt for a fulfilling new job. As hiring managers, we are in a unique position to take advantage of this talent wave and provide a great workplace experience in the future. So how do you hire the right administrative professional for your open positions? Here are a few things you should know when planning your next hire.

Finding Top Talent

The first step is to find where the talent is and how to attract them to your company. With The Great Resignation, many people who come from customer service or other backgrounds are on the hunt for a job that aligns better with their long-term goals. Finding top talent today is easier than ever if you focus on hiring for potential, not just the specific previous experience. You may find an absolute gem if you are willing to be open.

Writing an Attractive Job Description

Next, how you write your job description will play a part in the kinds of candidates you’ll attract. Job descriptions in the past were often just a laundry list of skills required for the job along with the duties performed. Today, you want to focus more on what the job can provide regarding work/life balance, fulfillment, and long-term stability. You want to show the candidates what you can offer them.

Interviewing to Uncover Standouts

One of the best tools in your toolbelt is the interview. You can uncover standouts by asking the right questions in the interview. Use behavioral questions to determine how someone would react within your environment to everyday situations. For example, “Tell me about a time when you had to solve a major problem,” or “tell me about a time when you handled a difficult customer.” These can give you insight into how someone would work in your company.

Onboarding for Success

When hiring, don’t forget about the importance of onboarding for success. It isn’t just about training for the job, but about learning the corporate culture and how to succeed in your company. Be sure to provide a positive experience, give feedback as necessary, and show your gratitude for your new employee. Set them up with peers or a mentor to help them learn the ropes in your business.

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