So, your startup is growing. That’s great! That’s fantastic. But now you have to start growing with it and start hiring some employees to help carry the load. Oh, but where to start? Hiring employees can be a bit of a daunting and time-consuming process, but a necessary one none-the-less.
By using our easy-to-follow guide to assist you with your hiring process, you will glide through it like a pro. In this article, we will highlight four key tips you cannot ignore or live without when hiring and scouting for new talent to join your company. Let’s get started!
#1 Keep Options Open
Even if you are not looking to grow and hire more employees, it is a great tactic to nurture and grow a reliable base of contacts that you can approach when the time comes. Sure, sometimes you are looking to hire someone with a certain set of skills at a certain point in time, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be hiring anyone else for any other reason in the future. Keeping your options open means you will be able to tap into professionals you know and will be able to approach easily.
#2 Company Culture Should Not Suck
If you are looking for a great team, one employee, or just two employees to join your company, your company culture is what could make or break the deal for those who want to apply for the job. If you have an established culture for your company, that is aimed at ensuring employees are rewarded for their efforts, or offers great benefits and has a culture of transparency and understanding, you are more than likely going to get a load of applications, but more importantly, your employee turnover won’t be high.
#3 Question the Need to Hire
If you are having doubts about whether or not you should hire someone, chances are you should rethink it altogether. Do some research and ensure this the right time and the right move for your company, and ultimately that you will be able to afford to hire an employee.
#4 Know What You Need
Always ensure you know exactly what your company needs when looking to hire and grow. Before simply putting an ad out stating ‘Startup in need of assistant’, you are going to have to narrow it down a little bit. Sit down, have a cup of coffee, and write down all the things this person should be doing, the qualities they should have, the experience they should have, and any qualifications, if necessary. This is not only great for structuring the ad that you are going to post, it is a perfect way to get the process started and preparing yourself for the next step, going through applications and interviewing.
We hope you have found our recruiting and hiring tips interesting but also helpful and that you will be hiring recruits when the time comes and your business grows. If you are worried about how to make important decisions, be sure to read this article. For more general startup tips, read our article here.