Why you need a person specification when you recruit new staff

In the elusive process to find the right person, businesses often neglect one very important step that begins at the start of the process. Most retailers will have a job description for the various roles that they would like the new person to undertake. This is very common, however, the step that is missed is spending time defining what type of person would make a perfect candidate.

Similar to identifying your team’s strengths and weaknesses, the process of identifying the ideal person can be completed well before you need to recruit. This way you build a picture of the perfect person, which makes it easier to know when you find them.

The video provides ideas on what’s included in a person specification.