New employees can turn your company around for good. Whether you are recruiting for the first time or adding a new employee to the current staff, finding the best fit for your company is crucial.
But it can be overwhelming to develop and handle your own recruiting process from scratch – particularly without the support of a committed HR team.
Here are things you should put in place to prevent you from making any of the common mistakes that business owners often make when recruiting.
It is imperative that you write good job descriptions. Many organisations write job descriptions filled with a long list of what is required of new hires, and this could alienate potential workers.
A better way is to focus on what your company can do for prospective hires. Treat potential applicants as customers. Be specific on the kind of employee you want to recruit, the qualifications they need and how much (or the range) you’re willing to pay.
The point of creating a good working environment is to make it easy to hire the most eligible applicants. If your business acquires a reputation for satisfying its workers, the word is likely to spread to future employees.
Here are some proven ways to do this:
- Build a brand that employees can be proud of.
- Make your office-friendly and modern with places for employees to relax in.
- Offer free meals and coffee.
- Offer an enticing benefits package.
- Give them paid time off.
- Invest in the best technology that can aid workers in doing their jobs well.
All companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. You can get this:
- Through a private provider.
- Through self-insurance. This is when you decide to set aside money from the business to cover your employees’ compensation payments.
- Through workers’ compensation insurance programmes.
Note: it’s easy to forget protection until you have a need for it!
When you run a business, things won’t always go according to plan, so you have to plan for eventualities now.
It is vital when you hire new employees that you provide them with an employment contract that outlines their employment in writing. This contract should set out the terms of their employment as well as their rights as responsibilities.
These contracts are a great way to ensure that both you and your new employee are on the same page regarding the work they are expected to complete. It will also allow you to set out details of payment, probation, benefits and training, amongst other things.
You have to be persistent and ready to think outside the box when it comes to finding and hiring great employees. You can quickly discover highly qualified, passionate professionals ready to join your team using these recruitment strategies.