Before you look for your new accountant, marketing manager or payroll assistant, make sure you talk carefully to the one that’s just about to leave. In a list of 8 top hiring tips, HR Morning advises finding out exactly what the previous employee had been working on. Some responsibilities may surprise you and you’ll be able to write a clearer new job description. And when you do write that job description, make sure you cut out the ‘fluff’ and get specific about what the job entails and what specific experience is being sought.

Once in the interview room, get specific about that experience you really want to find with candidates – not just what is written on their CV. As a final check, follow up references – something that many HR departments fail to do. For all the tips on finding the best talent for your organisation, read the article on the US website here.