How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Growing Business

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Growing Business
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managing your businessYou can only get so far in your business on your own. At some point, you will need help to continue growing, so you can continue growing your business.


Despite the clear benefits of hiring employees, the process may seem intimidating. You’re use to doing things on your own, and you don’t want to waste money on bad employees. Fear not, there are steps you can take to ensure you hire the best possible people to make up your A-team.


With anything you do in business, it’s far better to organize your thoughts and make a plan. In this case, you’re outlining and sorting all of your necessary tasks into separate categories. The easiest way to begin sorting is to divide your tasks between the stuff you like to do and the stuff you don’t like to do.


In the stuff you like to do, make sure you have all of the tasks you’re good at doing. In the stuff you don’t like to do, isolate the tasks that you could delegate out to free up your time to expand on other tasks.


From your short list of tasks you could delegate, figure out the top two or three that would have the most effect on your business. With the tasks you selected, write down all of the responsibilities involved with each task. Make your instruction clear and concise. If you’re not even sure how something is done, put what you want done and find an employee who can get you there.


Now it’s time to define what kind of employee you want. Obviously you want a certain level of skill in the task you need done. You also need to define how many hours per week you expect them to work. You need to figure out which qualities are a must have. Finally, you need to calculate a budget on what you’re willing to pay. After you’ve done this thought process, you have a narrow and clear set of expectations for your employee selection.


Now it’s time to hit the job boards and advertise your opening. On your posting, be clear about what you’re looking for in an applicant. You’ve already done this so implement it. For the application process, I recommend creating a separate email account for the purpose of application communication. With this you can review applications, questions, and set up interviews.


While you’re waiting on applications, go look for people that fit your needs on various job boards. If you happen to find someone that fits the bill. Further, offer and interview and give multiple openings in your schedule. If they really want a job, they’ll make it work in their schedule.


Now that you’ve both posted your job opening and sent out your requests, you will have applicants sending in their information and asking for that job. This is good, this is what you wanted. But now you have to sort through all of those applications. Figure out a handful of applications that fit your needs.


hiring employeesInterviewing is a critical step in the process. This is where you get to really know someone and how effectively they can help your business. Prepare for the interview by writing a list of questions based on your ideal profile you made previously for the position. Expand the list of questions with inquiries associated with the requested position. Be friendly and non-aggressive. You want to connect with them so you can get an accurate reading of the person you’re interviewing. You should narrow the field down to a couple of applicants.


Give them an in field test. Pick a task from step 2 and create a sample. Then review their work and see if they meet or exceed your expectations. Note their competence with the task and well effective they are at producing results. At the end of this step, you should have a good idea of who you’re going to hire. If the other applicants are still high quality, ask them to stay in touch about any future opportunities.


Now it’s time to train your new employee and work him or her into the organization scheme of your business. There are a variety of programs that can help you fulfill this steep like Skype, Jing, and GoogleDocs.


No one likes a backseat driver or a micromanager. Once you get your new employee integrated into the system, back off and let him or her do their work.


Growing your business is a process and things don’t always change over night. Don’t feel like you need to hire an entire staff overnight. Hire people as you need them. If you take the time to hire the right employees, you will have a strong team.


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