Deciding whether to hire a fresher or an experienced professional for your SME may sometimes prove to be a pretty tricky task as recruiting a wrong candidate may lead to some undesirable consequences later on. So, as an employer, how can you decide who is the best fit for your firm. The ideal recruitment strategy is to hire a mix of both freshers as well as experienced human resources. However, as we may not always have the luxury of making ideal recruitment choices in real-life situations, here are some tips that will enable you to make the appropriate hiring decision.
For entry-level positions and low-skilled jobs, you can always hire raw talent as that would prove to be easy and cost-effective. Secondly, if you are unable to find experienced resources with the right skillsets for any specific position, there too you can hire fresh talent and train them. However, please make sure that all the freshers you recruit are an appropriate behavioural fit and have the right personality traits to readily adapt to the work culture of your organization and meet the expectations of their bosses and superiors.
For highly technical and skilled jobs as well as for senior positions where the hired candidate has to hit the ground running, you should always recruit experienced hands. Secondly, if your company lacks the resources, inclination, professional setting or infrastructure to guide or tutor fresh and inexperienced candidates or to impart the required skill-oriented training, there too it is advisable to hire experienced hands. However, you need to ensure that the experienced candidates you recruit are flexible to change and adaptable to new expertise.
Furthermore, as an employer, you have to ensure that your organization gets the best talent. For that, you must always evaluate and select only such professionals who are absolutely aligned with your business goals and who can deliver the results you want and ensure the profitable operation and invariably keep your company on the growth-track.