Any small business will want to hire the best staff possible but achieving this is sometimes difficult. Here is a quick guide on how to hire the best staff ensuring that your business recruits the best talent out there.
Clearly Define the Job Role
It is important to clearly define the job role that you want a prospective employee to fill. To hire the best staff, you will have to list all the key skills, key positions and daily work activities that they will need to accomplish as part of their role. Only the best talent will be attracted to a job that clearly defines their job role. Talented staff will want to know upfront what their job entails before they will even consider the job.
Attracting the Best
Attracting the best staff means that your business will have to search high and wide to find the best talent. This can be accomplished by placing advertisements on the best recruitment websites as well as contacting specialist agencies and using LinkedIn to network with talented individuals. Ensure that you use the same clearly defined job role on all job sites as well as social sites.
To ensure that you attract the best talent you will need to provide them with a great salary as well as extra benefits. These can include flexible working hours and working from home. This degree of flexibility is becoming increasingly sought after by employees who want to maintain a good work-life balance. You should also offer them extra incentives like bonuses.
Be Known as a Reputable Employer
The key to attracting top talent to your business is to ensure that your Social profiles especially on LinkedIn show off your business and working environment as well as your value to your employees. Whenever possible show that your workplace is motivating as well as fair and equal to all its employees.
It is best to interview as many candidates as possible to ensure that you tap the best talent but also that you find the best employee for your individual work environment. For a small business or start-up, it is best that the manager or CEO of the business interview the candidates as they will instinctively know what type of employee will suit the business.
Shoaib Aslam is the co-founder of Pearl Chartered Accountants, a UK-based chartered accountancy firm that has multiple locations across London. They are experts in helping startups and established businesses with all aspects of growth, strategy, scaling up, accounting and tax planning.