In order for your business to be a success, you need to be surrounded by like-minded people with good core skills and values, aiming for the same end goal. In essence, this is your dream team. But how do you ensure you’re recruiting the right team players?
Be clear – What are the qualities you require from employees? Think, plan and be specific so that the right applicants come forward from the beginning. Provide clear instruction during the initial screening process and winnow out those who can’t seem to follow these to a tee.
Test – Spending a little extra time from the get go could save you headaches in the future. Provide practical tests for each position when hiring, rather than simply asking questions. Applicants can easily fluff up their answers to sound amazing, but being able to prove their abilities is another thing altogether.
Ask for referrals – That old saying – it’s not what you know, it’s who you know – isn’t just a cliché. Ask staff for referrals and offer an incentive. Have them share the job description on social media.
Marketing – Take the time to market your job description correctly. To add professionalism to the equation, ensure your logo is evident, spelling and grammar are correct, and the language used reflects your company image. Consider who you want to hire and make sure your ad is seen in the right places by the right people. Is this a job for social or print media?
Be patient – It’s not worth settling for the wrong candidate. If you haven’t met the right one yet, keep trying. Investing a little time and money at the beginning can save you endless issues in the future.
Legacy Chartered Accountants has offices in Whakatane and Tauranga.