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Recruiting tips for hiring the right person

interview26236689.jpgOne of the major factors that will determine if your small business is successful is if you can hire the right people. It can be an overwhelming process, to find and hire the right people, but there are proven tips that can make the process easier. Here are some recruiting tips for hiring the right person-

  • Try to pay better then your competition-This is an instance of "you get what you pay for". Start by surveying your local job market and taking a hard look at the compensation people in your industry attract. Keep in mind that you want to pay better than average to attract, and keep, the best candidates. Small business owners should realize that while there are always opportunities to get employees cheaply, they should understand that they will resent their pay scale, feel unappreciated, and leave you for their first good job offer. Keep in mind that employee turnover is one of the most damaging cost, for any small business.
  • Use your what benefits you an offer, as an advantage-Business owners of every size should keep their benefits above industry standard, and add new benefits as they can afford them. You should also educate your employees about the cost, and value of their benefits, so they appreciate how well you are looking out for their needs. Today's employees value the flexibility and the opportunity to balance work, with other life responsibilities, interests, and issues. In addition, you can't be an employer of choice without a good benefits package that includes standard benefits such as: medical insurance, retirement, and dental insurance.
  • Always hire the smartest person that you can find-Studies show that the most successful managers, hire for talent. It is important to understand that people really don't change that much. You should not waste your time trying to fill in gaps, in what was left out of potential employees, training, experience, or skills. Remember that even with hiring the smartest person you can find training them to work in your business will be task enough. Keep in mind that if you are looking for someone who will work well with people, you need to hire an individual who has the talent of working well with people. Remember that you are unlikely to train missing talents into the person later. And if even if you try, you are not building on the employee's strengths. The bottom line is hire for strengths; and don't expect to develop weak areas of performance, habits, and talents. You will want to build on what is great about your new employee in the first place.
  • Use your web site for recruiting-Your web site is a valuable tool because it portrays your vision, mission, values, goals, and products. It can also be highly effective, for recruiting employees who experience a resonance with what you state on your site. You should create an employment section, which describes your available positions, and contains information about you, and why an interested person might want to contact your company.
  • Always check references when you are recruiting employees-It cannot be overstated that every businessmanager needs to check references carefully,and do background checks. In the litigious society in which we live, business owners need to pursue every avenue to assure that the people they hire can do the job, contribute to the growth of your business, and development, and have no past transgressions which might endanger your current workforce. Keep in mind that you might be liable if you failed to do a background check, on a person who then attacked another in your workplace.
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