Talent scout: The best places to find new team members

By Henry Brown

When your business is going through the process of growth, you will have a lot of work on your hands. Making sure your branding, policies, and other parts of your company can keep up with your ever-changing status can feel impossible, especially as your normal workload is only increasing. To make this easier, most small business owners will start looking towards hiring someone to handle some of the pressure for them. This post will explore some of the best places to find your new team members, making the task of taking people on into a much simpler one, even when you are already very busy.

Social media

Over the last few years, social media has taken on a range of different roles that it did not originally serve. Businesses are able to base all of their efforts on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, using them to find new customers and build new opportunities. Along with this, though, they have also become great places to start looking for people to hire, with people having accounts on platforms like LinkedIn where they have practically their entire resume listed. This makes it nice and easy to start finding potential candidates for your roles.

Recruitment sites

While social media is becoming more and more popular, nothing beats traditional recruitment sites when you’re looking for a new worker but don’t have any existing leads. Of course, though, you have to make sure that you’re handling your ads correctly if you want to stand out, with thousands of jobs on each of these platforms. SEO is a very big part of this, and you will need to make sure that you’re focusing on it with each of your jobs.

Day-to-day networking

During normal business life, you will get the chance to talk to a lot of different people in your field. For example, if you are a graphic designer, it’s likely that you know of other skilled professionals doing the same role, and can use this as a way to start finding candidates for your jobs. This has the added benefit of spreading the word that your business is thriving so much that you are adding staff.

Getting some help

A lot of companies make some big mistakes when they are going through a process like this. Without experience in this field, it will be hard to know how you should handle it, and a lot of people will find themselves in need of help along the way. There are loads of ways to get this support, ranging from reading a recruitment blog or two, to using the services of a recruitment agency. Whatever you choose, it will always be a good idea to avoid jumping into this without doing some homework first.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of finding some new team members. While this sort of work can be hard, it is very worth your while, especially as you’re starting to grow.


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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