It is not often that a company comes across a perfect hire, but when it does, it is important to nurture the relationship with that hire from the start. The company must build a bond, making it as strong as possible, so the employee stays with the company for the long haul. Nurturing the relationship with a perfect hire can be tricky, but it can be done.
Here, we will discuss three great ways for your company to nurture their relationship with a perfect hire.
1. Share Mutual Passions with the Employee
The old adage “opposites attract” really does not apply when a company is looking for the perfect hire. Companies rely on their employees having the same values and beliefs when it comes to business in order to succeed. When employees do not share the same views as the company, the culture and bottom line will suffer. Because of this, companies must look for employees who share like passions in order to turn them into perfect hires.
In terms of sharing like passions, two important ones are culture and the job opportunity. This can be determined during the job interview. If the candidate does not show enthusiasm for the job, they likely won’t change if hired. The same can be said for the office culture. If the candidate does not seem receptive to the company culture now, there’s a strong chance it will remain the same if hired.
2. Paint a Realistic Picture of the Company
The job interview is the first time you will present your company to a potential employee. It might make you a little nervous at first, but the more realistic a picture you paint, the more receptive the candidate will be to what you have to offer. As the interviewer, you cannot lie about the company or the job because eventually the truth will be set free. If you put on a front or lie, the candidate will likely decline your job offer and even warn others about applying in the future.
3. Seek the Whole Truth
Do your best to seek the truth when screening job candidates. This will help you down the road when cultivating relationships with any perfect hires. It is not uncommon for job seekers to tell tiny lies on their resumes or in their cover letters. You can check their honesty by looking into their social media profiles and other information found on the Internet. If none of it matches up, then you have an issue with honesty. If the candidate boasts how strong their communications skills are, and they submit a strong video resume, then you likely found a truthful candidate.
As you can see, it takes quite a bit to cultivate a relationship with a perfect hire, but the steps are well worth the positive outcome. By making this effort, your company will reap the rewards of a long and positive working relationship with your new hire and will get a good ROI from this.