Many small businesses in the UK have been able to weather the storm of the recession and are experiencing growth in 2012. Keeping that growth means that you have to start hiring employees who are able to fit in with your existing team and who can provide opportunities for the future of your business.
There are a great many articles written about big business recruitment and the value of technology in recruitment. What about SME’s and owner managed businesses? How do you go about finding the best new staff and using recruitment software for your business?
Recruitment Tips for Small Business Owners
· Develop a Recruitment Plan.Start planning for increased employees now, even if you are not intending on hiring for a few months. Use the growth figures that you have already to plan for the future. Your business will evolve and expand in different directions and having a sound Recruitment Plan will allow you to seize opportunity and develop your brand to offer more value to your clients and customers. You can only expect your current staff to ‘handle more’ for a short period of time without damaging your business.
· Invest in Recruitment Software.You do not have to make a large investment in HR software to show an excellent return on investment. Look for recruitment software providers who have developed software especially for small business owners. You may not need a complete solution at the present time, and you should only be paying for what you need.
· Recruit Wide and Wise.The use of recruitment software for small businesses has shown to provide more opportunity and a wider platform for recruitment. Being able to advertise online, using business and social networking is of the most valuable features of small business recruitment software.
· Value Your Time. Recruitment takes time. Set aside your time to interview people and make sure you’re getting the best fit for your growing business. Recruitment solutions can take the guesswork out of finding potential candidates with the use of online matching.
· Prepare for Change.Introducing new people into your business will bring about change. Prepare your existing employees for change in the business. If you have a small, close-knit team, engage your employees during the recruitment process.
Planning ahead is the foundation for small business growth. When you know you need to increase your employees to grow your business take the time to make it worthwhile.