How to hire: Finding the best recruits for your small business

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By Henry Brown

Hiring employees has never been an easy task. While there are plenty of websites and tools that can help you with this, most people struggle to overcome the hurdles that are presented to them when they start on something like recruitment. If you’ve never done this before, the odds are that you aren’t really sure where to start. To help you out with this, this article will be exploring some of the steps you need to take to make sure that you’re finding the very best recruits for your business.

Choosing your methods

The first step will always involve some decision making, as you will have to decide how you’re going to hire your employees. Freelance work has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, offering a cheaper way for businesses to get their hands on employees. This doesn’t work for every type of work, though, and this makes it very important that you spend the time to figure out exactly what your business needs before you make any big decisions.

Searching for applicants

Once you’ve ironed out your methods, it will be time to start searching for applicants. If you’ve chosen to go freelance, websites like Snupit can be a great place to start, with loads of freelance professionals using them to find their work. Alternatively, if you want to hire someone more directly, you could look at traditional recruitment sites. Most of these websites allow businesses to post for free nowadays, giving you the chance to save loads of money versus going to a recruitment agent.


As applications start to roll in, you will probably have a good idea of which ones you like the most. You can’t choose someone to work for you until you’ve had the chance to talk to them, though, and this is where interviews tend to come in. Whether it’s face to face or using a tool like Zoom, it’s crucial that you ask the right questions as you go through this. It can be worth looking up the questions that other businesses usually ask, ensuring that nothing gets missed.

Making the decision

Finally, as the last stage in this process, it’s time to think about making the decision itself. It’s likely that you’ve got some favorites if you’ve gone through a few interviews, but it’s important that you don’t let the wrong things influence your judgment. Having more than one person to help you through this can be a good idea, ensuring that every box is ticked when you finally choose the person who will be working for you.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of hiring the right team members for your business. This process can be a challenge, and a lot of people struggle along the way. With the right time and effort, though, you can take the pain out of finding your employees.


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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