Hiring new employees can be a challenge. Retaining key employees is just as tough. Here are a few tips you may want to consider:
Recruitment should never be seen as a knee jerk reaction to fill a vacancy but should always be seen as an ongoing process. Think of recruitment, as you do business development. It is always ongoing and should always be top of mind.
Be ready with your elevator speech on why your company is different and why someone should want to work for you. Articulation of this with ease is key so it is always smart to practice it so it flows easily and naturally from you.
There are many companies vying for the same talented people so have a compelling story as to why your company should be someone’s choice is both needed and required.
Avoid hiring people who look and sound like you. You want individuals who may not think like you but have the ability to offset your weaknesses. Know that we all have weaknesses so don’t view this as a negative thing. Hiring the right people, setting the clear vision and then getting out of their way can be key to your business success.
Take your time in the hiring process. You want to be sure that you are hiring right. Never ignore anything that does not sit right with you. Your gut is usually never wrong and a bad hire can end up costing you much more that your time and effort. Check references always!!!
Think outside the box on how you retain key employees in your company. There are a lot of great idea’s out there that might work for your individual businesses.
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