If you are going through the time and energy to recruit and hire a new employee for an open position, then there is no doubt your hope is to retain the employee so they can productively contribute to your business.
Hiring a candidate that will fit in your organization will have a direct impact on employee retention.
Sometimes, the candidate has the right skills, but will they be the right fit? Starting with the interview process, I concentrate on separating the interview questions into two sections:
Person-to-Job questions are related to skills, years of experience, and levels of knowledge. In other words, what skills should the employee have to help achieve your strategic plan objectives?
Asking questions to determine Person-to-Job fit is relatively straightforward. Starting with the end in mind and keeping the organizations strategic plan in focus are integral parts of the interview process.