If your small business is getting off the ground, you may find that the workload is too much for you. It may not feel like it when you’re overrun, but this is what you wanted. There had to come a stage when your small business got bigger. The first step to expanding is to start employing. This can be an overwhelming task, but it’s crucial if you want to grow your dreams. Here’s are few tips about how to approach the issue!
Know what you’re looking for
The first step is to know what you’re looking for. If you don’t, you have no chance of finding it. There may not be any such thing as ‘the perfect person’, but you want to get as close as possible. As this is your first employment excursion, it’s important that you trust the people you choose. They will, after all, have an impact on how well you do from here on. Consider your business, and think about what skills a person would need to have to fit in. Write down the qualities that get top priority. It may be that communication skills are most important. Or, you might value efficiency more.
Be prepared to be surprised
It may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s also important to stay open to possibility. You need a rough idea to start, but you may find that someone unexpected knocks your criteria out of the water. Let them. It may be what’s best for your business. Don’t disregard the candidate you can’t get out of your head because of a list you wrote. If they have that impact on you, think about how well they’ll go down with your clients.
Go through a trusted source
The first time you advertise, it could be hard to know the best route. To make things easier on yourself, it can help to go through a trusted source. This is especially important if you’re looking for staff with a particular skill set. Opening the position to the public could leave you with a lot of unqualified applicants. Instead, look into something like technical recruitment. That way, a company who knows what they’re doing find the staff for you. Or, you could work off of personal recommendations. Bear in mind, though, that things could get awkward if it doesn’t work out.
An interview with heart
You can’t employ anyone without interviewing them first. In many ways, this will be as scary for you as it will for the person you’re interviewing. Make sure you’re prepared by planning which questions you want to ask. It may be worth referring to the list of essential qualities. Ask questions that relate to them. Have fun with this. It’s the best way to relax you both, and add some personality to proceedings. And, the applicant’s character is what matters most. Ask some light-hearted questions, relating to your most valued qualities. And, make sure to throw in enough professional ones to find out what you need to know.