Putting together the right team can be time consuming and costly, but having the right skills at your disposal could be the difference between success and failure.
These tips will keep you on track when searching for talent for your SME.
Tip 1 – Be honest about what you can afford
Employing a full-time team member is a big commitment and may not be your best option. Many smaller businesses choose to outsource certain tasks to freelancers who have the specific skills they need. Working with freelancers means you can:
- Use someone with the ideal combination of experience and expertise
- Tap into their talents without having to put them on the payroll
- Scale the level of input up or down to meet demand
Tip 2 – Hire the skills you really need
During periods of rapid growth, it can be tempting to hire people quickly to fill posts.
But it’s important to make sure they fit with your company’s culture and values, and that you can offer them the challenges, career path and job satisfaction they’re looking for.
Tip 3 – Explore all recruitment channels
Where will you go to find your new people?
A recruitment agency is an obvious choice, but they may come with high fees. Most people search for jobs online these days, but large career sites often target major organisations and are not always cost effective for start-ups.
Tip 4 – Scrutinise your applicants
There’s no shortage of guides on how to shortlist candidates, interpret a CV and conduct an interview. But before you ask anyone in to see you, think about the type of person you want in your company. And, just as importantly, think about the type of company you have.
Your ‘employer brand’ is a reflection of your culture and, as such, your employees should find it attractive, understand it and identify with it.
- Posted by International Career & Entrepreneur Events (ICEE Ltd)
- On 16 August 2017
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