Where are all the good employees?

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By Henry Brown

If you have ever found yourself wondering where all the good employees are, you are not alone. Most business owners know too well this experience of never quite being able to find the right people to work for you, and it’s something you need to try and overcome at some point if your business is to flourish.

But how do you do that? As it happens, finding the right employees can be a lot easier if you focus on a few key concerns. Let’s take a look at what those are right now.

Look in the right places

It might sound obvious or elementary, but you do need to make sure that you are actually looking in the right places first and foremost – or else you will quite simply never be able to find the best employees for the job. So what does that mean, and what are the right places, exactly? One good starting point is to check out agencies for the specific kind of role you are trying to fill, whether that is for an audio visual crew, a marketer, a financial analyst or whatever.

Once you start looking in the right places, you are that much more likely to find the right employees.

Write a compelling job description

You have to remember that you are advertising the vacancy to the world, just as much as those candidates are advertising themselves to you. You should be keen to ensure that you are doing your best to engage with people and show them why the job is so worthwhile to have. That basically just means learning how to write a compelling job description that is going to draw people in. Once you can do that, more attractive candidates are going to come flocking for the position.

Seek out compatibility above all else

There are a lot of qualities that you are keen on having in the people you hire. But above all, you need to be able to work with them easily. That means you need to like who they are as a person. As such, it’s a good idea to seek out compatibility above all else, as by doing that you are much more likely to find people who are likely to work well with you, and that’s the most important thing of all.

Streamline the whole hiring process

Many fine people who you would be happy to hire get lost in the process of hiring itself, especially when your processes are not quite where they should be. If you are keen to ensure that your processes don’t get in the way, you need to think about how you can streamline it so that it is not taking up too much time, or being inefficient in any way. Those things can draw people away, so this is more important than you might imagine.

If you bear these things in mind, you are more likely to get hold of employees you are really happy with. That’s great news for everyone.


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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