Hiring The Perfect Startup By Christopher Coleman
As a new entrepreneur launching a startup, you need a strong team alongside you. Hiring new employees can be tricky, especially if you aren’t used to being the employer. You need to create a team that shares your ethos and buys into your business vision. But, how do you achieve this? Hiring the perfect team is no easy task, especially when there are so many well established rivals within your chosen industry looking to attract the best candidates. A well crafted staff team can be the make or break of your initial success. Take a look at the strategies you can employ to hire the perfect team for your startup.
If you are going it alone to attract new candidates, you need to have a recruitment strategy. This will involve developing a timetable and putting in the effort to market your job advert. The advert itself needs to be accurate and hold as much information as possible. The most fruitful adverts list salary expectations. Too many simply advertise a competitive package which is highly subjective. As a new venture, you cannot offer the same high flying salaries as top corporates, but you can offer a family feel office space, extra responsibility and opportunities for quick progression. Put this in your advert.
Ensure that you have a timetable for long listing and shortlisting. Pencil in interview dates and work out what the interview day will entail. Will there be an in tray exercise or a presentation? If so, make this clear on the advert.
If you are snowed under with too many other important tasks, it might be time to look into recruitment software. This tech allows you to streamline the recruitment process, attracting the best candidates and helping you to work out the optimum hiring metrics through analytics. Software can help you track applicants, view candidates side by side, compare in a more visual way and make better hiring decisions.
If you need an extra pair of hands to attract the best candidates, you need to consider getting in touch with a specialist recruitment consultant. Choose one that specializes in your sector. These individuals know exactly how to construct a person specification and a job description. It costs money to outsource, but this can pay for itself very quickly, as these professionals have the most exceptional job seekers on their books. Work with them to hone the perfect skill set that you require. They can take on as much or as little of the recruitment process as you like. Most startups use their services to find a handful of candidates that they can then interview, to help them make the final hiring decision.
Job seekers are still eager to find roles that give them responsibility, opportunities to progress their career and facilitate fun and happy workplaces. Forget about asking meaningless generic questions at an interview and try to hunt down those candidates that will make a real difference to your venture and make your startup a success.