Hiring The Right Employees
It can be difficult to find the right employees for your company. You need trustworthy people who work hard and keep the business running smoothly without being babysat. Use these tips for your next hiring wave.
Tip # 1 - Hire Outside The Company
Sometimes outside hires are the answer to all of your problems. While hiring from within helps to raise employee morale, it can be detrimental to your company.
Many businesses encourage the upward mobility of being able to start in any position and work your way up. It is the American dream, after all. Janitors can become technicians, who learn the trade of the marketing executive, and eventually lead the company.
Though this example may be out of proportion, promotions can make for prosperous workers. Promotions keep people on task and weed out those who do not really care about the job or want a future place in the company.
At the same time, you may never find what you are looking for inside of your company walls. So branch out and start looking at outside hires. Find someone who knows the skills required for the job. This is the beauty of not hiring within. Outside hires have been trained and have real experience solving particular problems. They have become experts in their field without you spending valuable time and money teaching them. They add new blood to the company that keeps things fresh, with new ideas and methods that keep the business moving forward.
As they say, if you are not moving forward you are moving backward. Other companies keep up with the economy and with changing needs and preferences. If you do not match their speed, you fall behind and are lost in a sea of failed businesses.
Tip # 2 - Hire For Traits
Look at the qualities of potential hires that can really boost up the company. Sometimes that sparkle is not a listed requirement. Sometimes it is the unnamable "x-factor." Look for their encouraging manner, their enthusiasm, their determination and drive, or way to think outside of the box. In the interview process, consider such traits you want in your presence. Who do you want to trust with your company?
Tip # 3 - How To Interview
Ask questions in interviews about matters outside of work. Ask about a person's childhood or college days. Ask about smaller jobs they have had and how they made a difference there. Before hiring on a whim, make a well thought-out decision for who should come into the company.
Tip # 4 - Hire Good Help
Hire someone who can help you succeed as a person and as a business. Figure out which qualities and skills you are lacking in and hire someone with those skills. This will fill the need of your business. Consider these circumstances.
- You have never been very good at time management and this is creating a problem for you as the boss. You need to hire a good secretary to keep you in line. Cease to be ashamed of your weakness, and hire someone else to help you out. Sometimes all you need is a little help.
- You are very good at what you do, but cannot seem to acquire customers. Maybe the same people keep coming back because of your skill, but you need to expand the business. Hire someone who is skilled at attracting clients. This may be a marketing specialist, an advertising guru, or a keen vice president.
Look into ways to improve your company by hiring the right people. Look into outside sources for help and strengthen your weaknesses with the right choices. Just a bit of time and salary can add a lot of worth to your growing business.