Hiring employees is a big and important step for the development of the company. By hiring an employee, you can give yourself time both by dividing tasks and taking on new projects and opportunities. In this article, we’ll go through the hiring process when hiring a new employee.

The Recruitment process

Once you’ve decided to hire an employee at your company, it’s time to start thinking about the hiring process. You can do the recruitment process yourself or hire a recruiting company to help you find candidates for the position you want to fill. If you decide to handle the process on your own, below we have some tips and tricks to keep in mind for a successful recruitment process!

Build an image of the role and skills you seek

When you start with a recruiting process, you must first create an image of what are you looking for. Think about what you want to achieve by hiring an employee at the company and what role the person should assume in the company. Also, consider how he will look at the company in the future and whether you need to hire someone more.

It is very easy to hire someone with the same qualifications and skills. But think about whether this is the right direction for the company. Often times it may be better to bring in someone with different qualifications and skills to complement each other. Plan which tasks you want the new employee to perform and whether you want to hire an employee full time or part time.

The cost of hiring an employee

Before you start posting about the role, you should also calculate an employee’s cost. What is the company’s budget? If you choose someone with more experience, you’ll generally have to pay a higher salary to someone with less experience. Consider how the company is doing, is there time to train a less experienced employee or is it more important to bring in someone who can go to work right away?

Read more about how to calculate the cost of an employee here!


There are several ways to go when you start looking for potential candidates for the role. You can hear this from your own network or advertise on various recruitment sites. Also, as mentioned earlier, you can use a staffing company that manages the ads for you. This can be through their own platform or other recruiting sites. The staffing company then helps you compile a text describing the role as well as with selection and job interviews.

If you choose to handle the recruitment process yourself, you should start by compiling the text you want in the ad. The text should clearly state what the role is, what skills are required, how much experience you should have in the same or similar role, and what the employment process will look like. By clearly writing what you’re looking for and what you need to be able to do for the role, you won’t have to go through many applications that are not related to the role. Once this is done, it’s time to place ads on one or more recruitment sites. Examples of good recruitment sites are Linkedin, Indeed, and Glassdoor.

Job interview and tests

After you’ve made your postings, it’s time to review the candidates to invite you for a job interview. Here you can also add personality tests and logical tests to thin out between the candidates to see if the person is suitable for the role. These tests may be included before or after a job interview depending on how you want the tests to work.

When hiring a company, it is important to adapt to the culture and share the values that exist in the company. In these situations, it may be good to do a personality test before the interview to see if the person fits into the company culture. Including tests at a later stage can help you, as the recruiter, verify that what was discussed in the job interview is reflected in the test results.

You should keep this in mind during a job interview

Once potential candidates have been selected and invited for a job interview, you should start planning how the job interview will take place. Now you have the chance to really get to know the candidate in more depth. Here are some tips to keep in mind during job interviews.

  • Start by asking the candidate to introduce themselves and what attracted them to apply for this role. Small talk can help the candidate relax and open up more.
  • Introduce the company and the role. How will the job look?
  • Then tell us how the interview will go and it’s okay to take some time to reflect on your answers and ask questions if something needs clarification.
  • Include competency-based questions where the candidate himself may give examples of situations where different competencies are emphasized.
  • Ask to follow up questions. Ask what the candidate thinks in this situation and if anything different could be done.
  • It’s time to ask a question! Now the candidate can be asked about working hours, tasks, etc. can ask questions about

Don’t be excited! Making good interviews takes a lot of training and preparation. The more you prepare for the interview, the better it will go!


It’s important to check references after a job interview and when you reach the candidate you want to hire. Contact at least one reference. Prepare before contacting the reference. What would you like to learn more about? Is there something that doesn’t really show up in the job interview or CV? Make sure you know exactly what you want to ask when you contact the reference.

The right employee for both you and the company

Remember that collaboration with the new employee is just as important as finding someone with the right skills. Being able to work together is a must and the atmosphere is good in the company. Another thing to keep in mind is that a person with the right skills but the wrong attitude can cost more than a person who doesn’t have the skills but has the right attitude and drive to improve. So, try to get an idea of what drives the person and their attitude to work.

In summary

We hope this information was helpful and that you felt more confident in the hiring process! If you have questions about the salary and accounting of employees, you can contact us and we will help you! At Simson’s accounting firm we always make sure our clients get the advice and support they need!

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