When it comes to recruitment, the adage "If you don't know where you're going any road will take you there" also applies to hiring your next
If you don't know who you want, anyone can fit the bill.
Define the role - write the job description
The more effort and time you spend in defining the role you want to fill at the beginning, the fewer headaches and grief you'll have further down the track.
The job description (aka position description) means you'll more easily be able to reduce the number of unsuitable applicants when the CVs start rolling in.
Your job description should be written at a level suited to the position - not every job description needs to be worthy of a PhD thesis.
The KISS rule applies (Keep It Simple Stupid).
There are some things a job description needs to have included (eg, to whom the employee reports).
Here are some ideas to include in your company's job descriptions:the job title
Some roles require minimum qualifications and/or experience as stated by governing bodies. When these are detailed in your job descriptions it makes it very easy to immediately send "thank you but no thank you" notices to applicants.
Recruitment is what we do so if you've got questions on where to start or what needs to be included in your company's job descriptions, please get in touch with us. We're always up for a chat over a cup of coffee. Or just a chat over the phone if you're in a different part of the country to us.