— July 28, 2018
As a business owner, you know one of your greatest strengths is the people who work for you. However, it’s not always easy to find the best talent for your business.
If you’re looking for people who will do a great job, and help you grow your business, here are some tips for getting the best results.
1. Ask for Referrals
One of the best ways to find the best talent for your business is to ask your current employees for referrals. A good employee referral program can help you tap into the networks of your best workers.
Chances are, your employees know people who work just as hard and are just as talented. Plus, your workers will only want to provide referrals for the best people because they know that anyone hired as a result of their advice will reflect on them.
It might even be worth it to offer a bonus to employees who recommend hires. If you hire someone they recommend, and the person stays on for at least six months, offer a bonus. That will encourage your workers to offer their insights on people who are likely to stay and be good for your business. Your workers are assets. Invest in them.
2. Use a Head Hunter
There are organizations that specialize in helping you find the best talent. You’ll pay a fee, but it can be worth it if you get exactly what you want in a worker.
Good head-hunting organizations spend time looking for people who meet your specifications. They look online and comb through data and posts. Then, they do the heavy lifting of reaching out and recruiting talent. Once they have your specifications, including what you’re willing to pay, they can start looking for the right fit.
A good headhunter will get to know you and your business needs before moving forward. That way, all the candidates they present to you will be high quality and meet your requirements. It’s a good way to reduce the stress related to the hiring process if you can afford the cost.
3. Check Industry-Related Forums
If you can’t afford a headhunter, you can still do some of your own sleuthing to find the best talent. Check the online forums related to your industry. There’s a good chance that someone on the forums is a good fit for your business.
Forums, social media groups, and LinkedIn can be placed to identify people keeping up with the latest industry trends and best practices. Look for those who make insightful comments or share interesting thoughts.
You can also find people by networking locally in your business community. Attend business-related lunches and Chamber of Commerce events. You’ll be able to identify those who might make good workers by meeting them in person.
Networking, whether you do it online or offline, can be a way to spread your net and find people that work well for your needs.
No matter the type of business you have, it’s essential to find the best talent. With some perseverance and help from those around you, it should be possible to find workers that meet your needs.