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Tips for recruiting

Tips for recruiting

Employees can play a critical role in the success or failure of a business. Recruiting the right staff who strive to achieve great outcomes for your business is achievable but it can often be a complex and time consuming process. If you put time and effort into making good staffing decisions, it may pay big dividends. Below are some tips to help you choose and retain the best recruits for your business.

Create a job description
Before you hire somebody, carefully define the role that you want to fill. This can help achieve two outcomes: the expectations that the business owner and employee have of each other are clearly defined in this process, and also, it will help you determine what employee attributes are important for the role. Clearly defined expectations can help to reduce any confusion that may arise due to misunderstanding about roles and responsibilities. Once you know what attributes you think are important for the job, it may become easier to select the right potential employee.

Don’t settle for second best
Keep on hunting until you find a candidate who ticks all the boxes. Of course, this may not be practical due to time and workload constraints. However, if you rush the process, chances are that you could make a decision that you might regret. If you have the freedom to take the appropriate amount of time to find the right candidate you can minimise the chances of making a poor decision. Of course, there is a possibility that you might find the right person early in the exercise.

Continue to train staff
Just because you hired an employee doesn’t mean that your job is over. In fact, it has just begun. To maintain and improve your business’s position in the marketplace you may need to continually implement training programs in your office. A mix of training including continuing professional development and also office specific training will be necessary. Throughout this process it is important to know the business goals you are aiming for so that you can train and lead your staff to achieve them.

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