Approach small business recruitment the right way

word-cloud-1758159_640By Henry Brown

When you’re running a small business, you need to think carefully about who you hire for that business. It’s fair to say that the right employee could take your business to the next level on the market. The wrong one? Well, they could bring your company crashing down around you. Don’t forget that business clients/customers will judge your company based on the service they receive from your employees. If employees deliver a poor quality service, you can guarantee that clients will take it out on your business. They’ll stop buying, demand will drop away, and your company could quickly find itself in serious trouble. That’s why you need to approach hires in your business the right way.

Always aim for diversity

Did you know that diverse businesses are 35% more likely to succeed? It’s true and we know that for smaller companies it can be difficult to make things diverse. But you should always aim for this goal, if only to provide a chance at a fantastic future for your company! By diversity we’re talking about everything from different cultures to various age groups to different races. Experts believe this helps a company thrive. First, it creates an environment where multiple concepts meet to create new ideas. Second, it helps more customers connect with your company because they can easily relate to the people running it.

HR and recruitment hand in hand

Both HR and managers should have a say in who gets hired for your business. You should not ignore one and favor the other. Instead, you must make sure that you listen to both sides. HR will ensure that you meet legal requirements when hiring, such as avoiding discrimination based on age or gender. Managers will make sure that you select people who will work well in your current team. Ignoring the advice from either one could result in bad hires. Usually, it’s HR that is cut out of this equation because employers often don’t see hires as a legal issue. However, they certainly can be, and that’s why you need to be prepared.

Consider using a professional recruitment agency

Whenever you are hiring to fill an important position in your business, it may be wise to hire a recruitment agency. A recruitment agency will ensure that you only get the best individuals working for your business. They will fill your company with the strongest candidates on the job market. For instance, a recruiter like Portfolio Payroll will ensure that you get the best team to handle the payroll of your employees. This may not seem like an important role, but it’s about ensuring that finances are kept in check.

Choose people who click
Finally, you might be interviewing people for different positions yourself. If that’s the case, it is recommended that you do think about choosing someone who clicks. Remember, you don’t just need someone that is qualified for the job, so don’t let someone’s experience or qualifications onto your team if you have concerns about their personality. You need the one that you get on with. Otherwise, working with them will be a nightmare.

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Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

 

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