Asking WHY as part of your recruitment process

Asking WHY as part of your recruitment process

Recruitment is so much more than finding a simple skills match – job and person. You always hear professionals sprout about the key fit in terms of culture. Making sure an individual fits the values of the organisation is imperative and I totally agree but I think as business owners and managers you need to also evaluate the motivation for application.

I am a convert to the Simon Sinek ways and so the first question you should ask is WHY?

  • Why do you want to work in this role?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • Why do you want to work in this industry?
  • Why do you want to work in this geographical location?

These are really important questions that will lead to understanding the candidates reasoning and will lead to true employment fit. If someone is motivated in ways that do not match what you can provide or what is on offer the relationship is destined to fail.

At the screening phase of recruitment understanding the way to ask these questions is important to start to paint a richer and fuller picture to test if the fit is there to proceed to interview.

Validating the motivations or the WHY at interview is critical. Here is where you can read body language to understand if the candidates motivations are authentic and if they fit the need of your business.

You hear and read all about retention and how to motivate staff, personal motivation is the building blocks to getting this right. If you understand the WHY someone works for your business or WHY they work in the sector you can understand from the start if this employment relationship is going to be fruitful for both parties.

So next time you are recruiting be sure to add the WHY questions to your interview and this will help you become a more effective business through smarter placements.

If you want to learn more about how to incorporate this into your recruiting process HRG is motivated to find better employment fit, so start a conversation with us today.

Free Resume Writing Workshop and Template

Creating a resume is more than just writing about what you have done at work, Hunter Recruitment Group understand the importance of a great resume and during the current Covid-19 crisis are wanting to help anyone to make the most of their resume and job seeking skills for today and also for the time when employers will need great people to rebuild our economy.
This page not only gives you access to a free downloadable resume template but of more power is our Managing Director Craig McGregor giving you over 20 years of experience and free tips to help you make your resume so much more effective.
The Training video will give you tips on:
  • Format
  • Content
  • Key words & ATS Parsing
  • Achievements based content &
  • The importance of tailoring the resume to the role you are applying too.

Good luck writing your winning resume and remember it is not just all about you – you need to think about your target employer and what they are looking to hire and make sure your resume sells you effectively for their need.

Remember the team at Hunter Recruitment Group is here to assist you with sourcing fantastic roles in the Hunter Region so when you are finished creating your resume register with us here.



Re-Think How you engage now

Re-Think How you engage now

Over the past week we have been working with clients that still need staff but are unsure how to engage.

One great example was a client seeking sector experience which would be extremely difficult to attract in the present market. We have worked with them to re-engineer the current workflow to allow currently experienced staff to take more of the sector style work and have sourced a suitable individual to take care of the immediate need to support the business.

This will be completed as a 6 month contract , when HRG and the client can re-evaluate the situation and potentially go back to recruiting the sector experience they desire.

Now is the time to Re-think how we engage and HRG are the experts to assist with planning and executing such hires during this Covid-19 disruption.

Start a Conversation today with the HRG team to ensure you can operate in this changed world

Prepare NOW for your people needs in 3 weeks

Prepare NOW for your people needs in 3 weeks

With the fast moving issues every business faces with Covid-19 HRG believes it is now time to start thinking about your recruitment needs for 3 weeks from today.

If you are in essential services and you will not be in lock down. Best to plan for 3 weeks from now TODAY or it may be to late.

Your current workforce may be 20, 30, 50 or worse 80% affected either by infection or in quarantine.

Let HRG take action today to create a talent pool you can call on when needed. We have the expertise and the technology to rapidly get a pool of candidates ready

Start a Conversation today with the HRG team to get you ready for what is to come

Video Interviewing during the Covid-19 & the new world

In this ever changing world we face due to Covid-19 and social distancing. Now is the best time to start a conversation with the video interviewing experts Hunter Recruitment Group
Let us help you continue to do business in this new world
HRG has several models that your business can utilise to source great people through our Video Interviewing Platform.
We can work as your true outsourced recruiter and source you the best possible people whilst limiting face to face interactions.

If you would like to find out how HRG can assist your business through better recruitment strategies then Start A Conversation with us today

Listen to how HRG changes lives and businesses

This 2 min excerpt highlights HRG’s ability to source people that deliver holistic fit. We go beyond the “just fill the job” mentality and when we discover candidates that truly fit an organisation and it’s trajectory we make more meaningful placements

To hear the full podcast with Salena Avard from KIS Marketing, follow the links on the right hand side of this post via iTunes, Spotify or Soundcloud. It is an inspiring Career Conversation that explores her career path and what it means to find true work life balance.

If you would like to find out how HRG can assist your business through better recruitment strategies then Start A Conversation with us today