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Tips to help HR hire their Trumps over Clintons
Garima Negi | New Delhi | Thursday, 29 December 2016

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The selection and hiring process of employees should have no room for mistakes. To avoid mistakes that can cost the company heavily, here are some guidelines for HR managers to find their Donald Trumps!  

Even after weeks of the sensational victory that Donald Trump made in the US presidential election, the storm of debates and discussions has yet to dwindle. But does that matter now? Just like the US citizens who played their trump cards to choose the right candidate, it’s time for HR to swing into action. It has become equally important for them to hire the right employee for their organisation to succeed.

The selection and hiring process of employees should have no room for mistakes. To avoid mistakes that can cost the company heavily, here are some guidelines for HR managers to find their Donald Trumps!

1. Look for the multi-talent streak
Every organisation focusses on hiring an expert to keep the boat of mutual growth sailing, all safe and sound! But, with changing times and restructuring needs, the demand of the hour has also consecutively changed.

To have an edge over others, a candidate is now required to be multi-talented and flexible so that she/he is capable of moulding as per the circumstances. The best example is Donald Trump; businessman-cum-actor-cum-host-cum-co-producer-cum- 45th president of the US.

2. Filter out the wishy-washy mindsets
The resoluteness of Donald Trump’s statements and decisions has given him a unique identity—a class apart. Very much like a nation, a company too requires a candidate who is neither fickle minded nor carries a wishy-washy attitude.

HR must ideally look for an individual with a clear temperament and vision to take decisions at work. The fickle ones are meant to be filtered out!

3. Find the potential businessman
Americans identified the sparkling streak of a businessman in Trump! They decided to bank on him for a secure future with creation of new jobs and developmental agendas. In the same way, recruiters too are required to have a ‘nose for business-adding candidates’.

Hiring employees is easy, but hiring fruitful employees is quite a difficult task! Therefore, invest wisely in employees who can supplement and boost the company’s revenue and profit. They are the pollinators of a successful business; target them!

4. Invest in insoluble confidence
Confidence and faith in oneself is the key to success and Donald Trump has legendarily proved this. Taking no help from lobbyists or special interest groups, and binging on self-confidence alone, he made his way to the finish! Likewise, the confidence of a prospective candidate is the key factor that HR should be categorically looking for. Without confidence, even the skills don’t reap any harvest!

5. Embrace psychometric assessments
Potential candidate – Subjectivity = Significant benefits to the company
The above formula has worked out well for organisations that have introduced psychometric assessments in their hiring procedure. A resume limits HR’s judgement criteria to its face value, whereas there is much more to a candidate’s behaviour and personality.

Go, get going and find your winning Trumps!

(Make use of online psychometric assessments to know your employees even before they join the organisation. Wondering where to find these assessments? Well, try your hand at www.mettl.com.)

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