When starting a business, trying to do everything alone can be tempting. As the business grows, owners realize that it is impossible to do everything on their own, and that help is needed to continue scaling. This post will walk through seven steps to finding the right people to help grow personal businesses.
Defining The Roles Needed To Fill
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The first step is to take a step back and assess what roles need to be filled to continue growing the business. As owners define these roles, they should be as specific as possible. For example, rather than saying that someone is needed to handle the social media accounts, saying someone is needed to manage the Twitter account is more appropriate, or perhaps saying that someone is needed for focusing on building relationships with influencers in their industry.
Writing Out Detailed Job Descriptions
Once the owner has defined the roles that need to be filled, it’s time to start writing detailed job descriptions. In their job descriptions, owners should ensure they include an overview of the responsibilities associated with the role and the desired skillset and experience level. This will help in facilitating the attraction of candidates who are qualified for the role.
If owners have a job opening, posting on relevant job boards or using recruiters can effectively catch suitable applicants quickly and easily. However, considering networking with other industry professionals or attending job fairs if they want to get more out of their recruitment process is also needed. These will give them access to more qualified and passionate candidates.
Using Multiple Channels To Reach Candidates
Owners should not just post their job listings on one job board and call it a day. Instead, using multiple channels to reach candidates is a good idea. In addition to job boards, consider using social media, professional networking sites, and even referrals from trusted people. The more places they post their listing, the greater their chances of finding qualified candidates.
Screening Candidates Carefully
After they’ve received a batch of applications, it’s time to start screening candidates carefully. In addition to reviewing resumes and cover letters, conducting phone or video interviews with all candidates who make it past the initial screening process can help. These interviews will give them a better sense of each candidate’s personality and whether they would fit their company culture well.
Conducting Reference Checks
Before extending an offer of employment, it is important to conduct reference checks with each candidate’s former employers (if possible) or other references they provide. These reference checks will give the owner valuable insight into each candidate’s work ethic and overall ability to do the job they’re being considered for.
Make a Decision and Extend an Offer
Once the owner has interviewed all the candidates and conducted reference checks, it’s time to make a decision. They can then extend an offer of employment to the person best suited for the role.
Onboarding New Hires Effectively
The final step is often overlooked, but it’s important nonetheless: onboarding new hires effectively. Owners should be sure to set up new hires for success by providing them with all of the information they need (e-mail addresses, login credentials, etc.) as well as any training materials they might need to do their jobs effectively from day one. If done correctly, onboarding new hires don’t have to be daunting—it can be pretty enjoyable.
Hiring employees is a big step for any business owner. But, if done correctly, it doesn’t have to be daunting. By defining the role needed to fill, writing detailed job descriptions, using multiple recruitment channels, screening candidates carefully, and conducting reference checks, anyone can ensure that they find the right person for the job.