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3 Tips for Small Businesses to Hire Good Employees

Did you know it costs about $15,000 to replace a full-time employee?

As a business owner, the last thing you want is to spend money on employee replacement. Yet, this is what will happen if you have to let go of an employee because they aren’t doing their job properly.

The good news is you have the power to ensure you don’t put yourself in a position where you have to fire an employee. You just need to make sure you’re hiring the right people, every time.

However, finding employees who fit in your organization is easier said than done. This is why you need to keep reading this handy guide on hiring good employees.

Let’s get into it!

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1- Set Up Your Organization as a Talent Magnet

Sometimes finding the best employees comes down to the reputation your business has cultivated over time.

If your company is known to have a negative workplace culture where harassment thrives, for instance, it won’t matter how much money you’re willing to pay the best talent. Most will turn down your offers.

Focus on building your company into an organization people would love to work for. Craft workplace policies that promote equity, fairness, openness, happiness, and integrity. Really, attracting talent shouldn’t be your organization’s biggest problem.

2- Know the Kind of Employee You Need

If you have ever hired someone who turned out to be a bad hire, it’s not necessarily because they were incompetent. It’s likely because they weren’t a good fit for the role or for your organization. The same person can go on and excel in another organization.

What makes the difference between making a good hire and a bad hire is knowing the kind of employee you need. Don’t just focus on the academic and professional qualifications they need to have. Look at their occupational skills and personal attributes as well.

For example, if you’re hiring a customer service manager, you need a person with adequate training in customer service management, but they must also possess excellent communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Collaborative hiring is a great way to make sure that the new employee that you will hire will be a good fit for the company.

3- Know Where to Find Good Employees

Knowing the kind of employee you need is one half of the equation, the other half is knowing where to find them.

Gone are the days when organizations had the luxury to put out a job advert and wait for applications to stream in. Well, you can still do this today, but this isn’t a way to find good employees. Good luck sifting through the tens of applications and finding a good fit!

The modern organization goes hunting for the employees it wants. This means utilizing digital tools such as LinkedIn, as well as building connections with placement departments in colleges and trade schools.

On LinkedIn, for example, you can go through several profiles and find a candidate who fits your requirements. You can then reach out to them and start a conversation.

Finding Employees Who Rock Made Easier!

Truth be told, finding employees who’re a perfect match for your organization isn’t an easy task. A lot depends on the reputation of your company, as well as your recruitment skills. With these tips, though, you’re now in a better position to find the right employees.

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