Hiring Tips for Attracting Talent
As a small business owner, it is often challenging to find employees with the right skill-set for your company. We all know what it’s like to hire someone who isn’t a fit—it can be a waste of your time and resources.
In his article “Why Smart Hiring Is Especially Tricky For Small Businesses,” Chad Brooks points out that while a small business may not have the budget and brand recognition to compete with large corporations, there are ways to attract skilled professionals to your company.
Brooks cites the book “Human Resources Kit for Dummies” by Max Messmer, Chairman and CEO of Robert Half. The book offers the following tips for differentiating your company and attracting the best employees.
Tips for Hiring Top Talent
1. Make your company stand out: emphasize the potential for new hires to wear multiple hats and advance quickly. Highlight what makes your culture unique and emphasize opportunities for skills development and advancement.
2. Attract the talent you want: create an accurate job description that is specific and identifies the must-haves for the job.
3. Network effectively: participate in local professional associations or community groups to build a personal network. Also, ask existing employees to provide referrals.
4. Work with a recruiter: professional staffing firms can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to find a qualified applicant.
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