As a small business owner, you’re beyond busy—and that isn’t likely to change. Hiring new team members is exciting and challenging. This important part of running your small business takes your concentration and time in order to find the right candidate. In most cases, you should have plenty of candidates to choose from, so be sure to choose wisely in order to avoid a toxic work situation. The right hire can help take your business to the next level and it will boost morale within your team and executive office suite.
Detail Your Expectations
When interviewing a prospective addition to your executive office suite it is important to explain in detail what the job will entail. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings in the future and it will establish ground rules in the first meeting you have with the prospective employees. If they are qualified for the job, but do not mesh well with your team, then do not try to force them into a position that will not be right for them or for you.
Borrow from the competition
Smaller companies have to do everything the big ones do only with less staff and budget. Here’s a way to even the odds: When you need to hire, research your competition’s ads for similar positions. What skills are they seeking? And what are they offering in return? Be sure to check out Internet job boards like Indeed.com, which aggregates thousands of job sites.
Research Each Candidate
The best thing you can do is take your time and review each resume carefully seeing which applicant is the best fit for your company. One of the biggest mistakes that a new business owner can make is hiring a new employee out of immediate need. This usually means that they do not adequately review the applicants chosen for hire.
Dedicate Time to Recruiting … before you need to recruit
Instead of waiting until your business is ready to expand or an employee in an essential job quits – do yourself a favor and recruit ahead of time. Scheduling 30 minutes of recruiting each week pays off by creating a sufficient list of potential talent ready to be hired the most vital moment.