If you need to fill a job position, don’t shuffle your employees, hire new ones.
As your business grows, it’s natural that new areas start filling the office, and with them, new job positions come up. And while it’s appealing to just make transitions with the people who are already on the payroll, it’s not the best decision for your company’s sake.
Rotating employees into the wrong jobs is one of the most common mistakes companies make. Sure it may be convenient, but in the long hall, it will cost you not only time but also money.
If you need someone, hire someone. Don’t be afraid of the recruitment and selection process. Look for the help of professionals and let them find you the perfect candidate for this new job position that just came up in your business.
So before you start moving employees from area to area, you should check out these considerations:
Knowledge and experience are important
If a new area opened at your company, you’re going to need specialists at it. Don’t move your accountants to marketing, instead hire someone that has years of experience and can take your company to the next level.
Think about the time you will save
When you shuffle employees into new areas, it’s a fact that you’re going to have to train them. And the truth is, that new companies can’t afford long learning curves. Hire someone that already knows how to use the software, file documents, make reports, or whatever it is that your company needs from that job position.
Make your employees happy
As Richard Branson says, “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients”. So if you want the best for your company, leave your employees in their area of expertise. Don’t switch them into areas they not only don’t know but also don’t like.
Make sure you hire the best
When hiring a recruitment company, you can be at peace knowing that they will select the most qualified out there. It may take time, but without a question, it’s the best decision for your business. What it’s great is that you can be part of the process, so you can mark the guidelines into finding the right person for the job. Also, you can rest knowing that they will also take care of checking references and applying psychometric exams.
In RHS Latam we manage the recruitment and selection process. So if you’re looking to hire new people for your globally-based company, don’t’ shuffle your employees. Contact us to start looking for the ideal candidates.