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5 Things to Keep in Mind While Hiring a New Employee

Hiring a New Employee

Hiring a suitable employee who’s is a right fit for the role and for the organisation is really crucial. A perfect employee will help in aligning the individual goals with the organization’s goals and will ultimately help in achieving the organisational aims. The process of hiring a new employee can sometimes be really tedious and mundane one. One needs to judge the skills of the potential employees for recruitment constantly. The hiring process can sometimes go on for many days and is dependent on many factors collectively. This article deals with important things to keep in mind while hiring a new employee and why hiring the right fit is important from the organisation’s perspective.

Why Hiring an Employee for the Organisation is Essential?

Hiring a new employee who is a right-fit for the organisation is essential because of several reasons. Some of these reasons are mentioned below:-

  • When an employee fits well with the organisation or company’s culture, values and goals, his productivity and efficiency increase by several orders of magnitude. Additionally, if an employee fits well in the organisation, they are more likely to feel comfortable, safe and secured in their work environment, thus leading to better fulfillment of organisation’s goals.
  • A good fit leads to overall increased job satisfaction[1]. Candidates who feel that they don’t belong and can’t fit into the company’s ethics often struggle with a negative work environment and with, low efficiency and productivity and job dissatisfaction. When an employee enjoys their work environment, it is likely that he will be more engaged, more focused and more committed to their role.
  • Hiring an appropriate employee or the right fit becomes essential because it reduces the chances of turnover, i.e. the likelihood of employee leaving the organisation. A poor fit can cause discomfort, alienation and a sense of not belonging, which can make the employee to leave the organisation. It can also harm the company by reducing its turnover and can also affect the overall reputation of the organisation by negatively affecting its image.
  • A good fit creates a positive impact on team dynamics and can strengthen the team bond and overall group work. In an organisation, it is really important to work in group and in collaboration without any internal conflicts and disagreements for collectively realising and achieving the organisation’s goals. This can create a positive and productive work environment where the employees can actively take part in group activities and feel that they are heard and appreciated.
  • Hiring a good fit ensures that the employee shares the same goals as the organisational goals, and this can instigate a sense of shared purpose where everyone is working to achieve the same goal or aim and this alignment can also help in creating a positive work culture where employees feel valued and motivated towards achieving the collective organisation’s goals and vision.

Things to Keep in Mind While Hiring a New Employee

There are several things to keep in mind while hiring a new employee. Given below are the five key things to keep in mind during the employees’ recruitment process.

  • Before hiring or recruiting any new employee, it is highly important to match whether the individual is qualified or eligible for the position for which the hiring process is going on. Look for the candidates who possess similar type of qualifications to perform that particular job. Consider factors like education, past work experience, skills, technical skills and other relevant certifications or licenses necessary for that position. Evaluating a candidate’s skills is really crucial before recruiting that employee for that position.
  • Apart from having the right skills, it is also essential to keep in mind while hiring the new employee that the candidate also fits in with the company’s culture. That’s where it becomes important to find someone whose values and work style aligns with those of the organisation. This will help the employee to integrate into the company’s culture easily. This trait can be assessed by asking the candidate about his previous work history and also the work culture of those organisations.
  • For hiring a new employee, it is also essential to focus on a candidate’s work ethic and attitude. Strong work ethic and an optimistic attitude, these two factors are essential to attain success in any job and can also help to create a positive workplace environment and a strong and a healthy bond with the colleagues. This will also help in keeping toxicity at bay. These traits can be assessed through questions about the candidate’s work history and work philosophy.
  • While recruiting a candidate in any organisation, it is really important to focus on his communication skills. A good and an active listener helps in achieving the organisation’s goals more effectively and seamlessly. Communication is the key to success in any job. Communication skills include both written and verbal communication, as well as active listening skills. That’s where it is crucial to look for a candidate who can articulate his thoughts precisely and clearly.
  • Last but not least, the essential thing to keep in mind before hiring a new employee is to conduct reference and background checks. This can help to ensure that the candidate has a good track record and is a right fit for the organisation. Reference checks include peeking into or getting a glimpse of the candidate’s work history, work ethic and performance. Background checks can reveal any hidden criminal history, credit history or other potential red flags. It is also essential to comply or to adhere to all the relevant authorities and regulations when conducting background checks.


To conclude, it can be briefed that hiring a new employee is a complicated and time-consuming process that involves a series of steps, from identifying the need for a new hire to finally onboarding the selected candidate into the organisation. There are several things to keep in mind, such as looking into a candidate’s history, his previous work experience and evaluating his skills becomes essential. It is crucial to hire a candidate who can easily accumulate into company’s culture and align his personal goals with the organisaitonal goals.

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Seep Gupta

Seep is a lawyer by profession. She has done BA LLB and now shifted to full-time legal writing. She has extensive prior experience of freelance content writing and has worked for both Indian and international clients. She is vehemently curious and overtly passionate about so many things like blogging, reading, writing and travelling. She always wanted to explore the domains of the unconventional field of law. She has extensive experience in the area of corporate law and in drafting both Indian and International agreements as well. Her driving force is versatility and flexibility. She doesn’t restrict herself only to the field of law.

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