Hiring for Long Term Employees | Finding Loyal Employees

February 27th, 2015

By now you’ve already realized that having an abundance of long-term, loyal employees is the key to the lasting success of your organization. However, it can be difficult to spot these people during the interview process. Many fast-talking candidates will impress you, but only a very have what it takes to stay with you for years to come.

3 Tips for Finding Loyal Employees

Trying to fill an open position with a candidate who’s here to stay? Use the following three techniques to find someone who wants to make your company part of their long-term career plan:

  1. Focus on Personality: It’s easy to get overexcited about a candidate with all the right skills and excellent credentials, but being good on paper certainly doesn’t mean they’re right for the job. Remember, you have to work with the person everyday, so choose someone you genuinely enjoy being around. Skills can be learned but personality traits cannot. If you sense even the slightest bit of arrogance or dishonesty, move on to the next candidate.
  2. Find a Great Cultural Fit: Your company culture immensely impacts your employees’ job satisfaction. Find out as much as you can about the company culture at the candidate’s current or previous employer and what they liked and disliked about it. Use this information to determine whether or not they would fit in at your organization. Involve as many of your team members in the interview process as possible to make a well-informed decision.
  3. Ask for Employee Referrals: Your employees have a network of talented connections, so ask them to refer candidates they think would be a great addition to the team. Loyal workers have a vested interest in the organization and won’t recommend anyone they don’t truly believe will excel. This is an amazing opportunity to recruit like-minded people who want to be part of your company for the long-term.

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