How to Find Good Employees?
If you own and run a business, something you might need to consider at some point is hiring employees. This will be an important decision to make. Although there are certainly challenges that come with hiring people and taking care of a team, without staff, you won’t be able to grow your business as much. It will depend on how far you want your business to grow and how much responsibility you want to take on.
If you have selected that you are going to need employees, it’s crucial you choose the right ones. Recruitment is time-consuming and can be expensive (especially when you use a recruitment company), so you’ll want to get it right the first time as often as possible. With that in mind, here are a few ways to help you find good employees.
Write A Good Job Ad
One of the most key yet often overlooked elements of finding good employees is the job ad itself. This is the first thing that anyone will see regarding the role you want to hire someone for, and it needs to do a few different things. To begin with, it needs to be detailed enough that those who are qualified will know they can apply, and those who are not qualified will move on to another job ad. This will save your time as it means you’ll only get resumes from those who can do the job you want them to do.
Secondly, a good job ad should give anyone reading it an idea about the company they could work for. You can show that you are a fun place to work or that you take things seriously. You can provide information about the perks someone might get and even talk briefly about the work environment, including the fact that you have business-friendly music channels playing for productivity. If you make the job ad work for you, you’ll narrow down the candidates right from the start, making the choice an easier one.
Use Different Recruitment Channels
If you stick to just one channel to post your job ad and get applications from, you are going to narrow down the choices of candidates. Although you don’t want too many people to apply, as this is going to take a lot of time to go through and could cost you money, you’ll still want enough of the right people to apply to ensure you can make the right choice and don’t have to ‘settle’ for someone who isn’t quite right.
If you use more than one channel to post your ad, you’ll find more people will see it. You could use social media, for example, but don’t just use Twitter or Facebook – reach out on Instagram or even YouTube, for example. Or you could take an ad out in the local newspaper or use a recruitment company to find those who are already registered. In this way, you’re sure to find someone who fits what you’re looking for.
Screen Candidates Carefully
You won’t be able to invite every potential candidate for an interview as this would more than likely interfere with the day-to-day running of your business. This is why it’s important to screen candidates carefully so you only have to interview the ones who are most suited to the role you need to fill.
To start with, read resumes fully and have a checklist of the things you need to see on them. You could then send out a questionnaire or conduct very brief phone interviews. Only when you are sure the person would be a good fit should you arrange to see them face to face. This will save a lot of time.