At the heart of any successful business is great staff, staff who know their job inside out, staff who care about the results of their work and staff who always put the customer first. Finding staff like this is not always easy and in fact, these aren’t the staff that you should be on the lookout for. The people you should be on the lookout for are those with the raw materials to be great so that you can them mould them into the style that best suits your business. If you want to make sure that you are doing all that you can to find the very best staff, here is how you should be looking to go about it.
Social media is not just great for marketing your company, but you can also use it to find great staff. Websites such as LinkedIn for example are fantastic for staff searches and you can drill down to find the exact kind of people who meet your criteria. Using social media in this ay will also give you a chance to vet those who are applying for your job as their profiles are public. If you are in need of part time workers, you could also use the fantastic ShiftPixy app which connects you to temp workers in your vicinity. This wonderful app can help you to plug gaps in your business.
When it comes to posting on job sites, it is worth forking out a little bit of money to ensure that you can get your job on as many sites as possible. In terms of investing in staffing, I would always suggest that you should spend that money online rather than in newspapers or magazines, as you get more exposure this way. Make sure that you really detail all aspects of the job so that the only people to apply will be those who can actually carry out the position.
Once the applications come in, the vetting process begins and this is one of the most important parts of staffing your business. The vetting process is where you should spend most of your time and it is important that you are ruthless in terms of who you select to come in for an interview, and who you don’t. In truth, regardless of the amount of applications, you should only look to bring in 3 or 4 for interviews.
The interview is less about measuring the quality of an applicant, and more about seeing what kind of personality they have, and whether or not they will fit into your team dynamic. A well organized team with low ability will always work better than a team of amazing individuals who can’t work together and during the interview you need to be assessing whether or not the person in front of you is capable of slotting seamlessly into your team.
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