Do you truly understand your organizational culture and what you have to offer? Before you can find the perfect fit for your job opening you should consider where and how they will fit into your organization. Research has found that understanding your culture and exactly what is needed from the open position is one of the most essential (and overlooked) steps in the recruiting process.

Now consider how you treat the applicant once they come in contact with your organization. I know this should go without saying, however, how a candidate feels about your organization is just as important in the hiring process as how you feel about your candidate. Once you find the best candidate you should make your offer quickly. It appears there is a window of opportunity on both sides that opens and closes for candidates (and organizations) that have a lot to offer.