Making the final decision on a candidate

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Deciding on the right candidates is one of the most difficult jobs for any company owner. Challenges can arise not only when there’s a shortage of quality candidates, but also when there are too many of them applying for a single available position. When you’ve narrowed down the selection to a few outstanding candidates, how do you make the final decision and pick the one that will make the most beneficial new employee for your business?

One of the most important things to consider is the candidate’s enthusiasm for the job. If you have two candidates with comparable skills and experiences, the final decision may simply come down to which one seemed more passionate about gaining the role. Candidates, take note: it’s important to think about how you come across in an interview, as this may be the final deal breaker when the company are deciding whether or not to hire you.

Gathering other peoples’ opinions may also help employers to look at the situation more clearly and come to a final decision. Gather everybody who has spoken to the final few prospective candidates and have an honest discussion about what you did and didn’t like about them. By taking on board the opinions of other people working in your company, you can more clearly decide which candidates will fit into the team and make a positive contribution to the working environment.

Making the final decision on a candidate can be hard, but it’s always positive to know that there are multiple great people out there and that you may be able to get in touch with them again if another position comes up. If you need help finding the right people to fill roles at your company, our team of motor trade recruitment specialists are here to assist. With our personality testing and rigorous interview process, our goal is to make it simpler for automotive companies to hire the ideal people for their available jobs.