Hiring and Recruiting
We often hear from clients that it's difficult in today's market to recruit and hire the right people for their team. Whether you are looking for tips on hiring, unique ways to recruit, or systems for hiring we often touch upon hiring and recruiting in our Business Owner Insights. Below is a collection of articles we've covered over the years.
Last week we focused on internal solutions to capacity issues other than hiring. This week we're going to look at external solutions.
In the last few weeks, we've encouraged you to study your capacity and the division of work in your business. As we've noted, the knee-jerk reaction for many businesses when things start to get busy is to hire, but it's not always the only solution. Below are a few internal solutions that can sometimes prevent the need to hire.
Last week, we asked you to start digging into why you think you need to hire by looking at the true problem. This week, continue to get clarity around the problem your business has, which is capacity, by looking at the functions of your business by position.
Quote: "If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions." - Albert Einstein
Is it time to hire? The question seems so simple to answer on the surface, especially if someone has just handed in their notice or worse, just quit on the spot. This month, we're going to challenge you to dig deeper into the hiring question. We're going to challenge you to view hiring decisions not just from the business' short term needs, but also from its long term strategic needs.
When you're recruiting, especially in a Hiring Drought, there is a need to sell the position and your company. Just like in marketing, if you want leads for an open position you have to know how to attract them. However, there's a danger in over-selling the position. You can chase away good candidate or even worse end up with the wrong candidate if you get too caught up in selling the position. Here are a few tips to help you reach the right balance of selling the position.