Hiring the right people is one of the most important things you can do to support the long-term success of your enterprise. And yet so many business owners approach hiring as an afterthought. They put a half-hearted ad in the local newspaper and hope they get lucky.
The solution for this problem is to have an Employee Acquisition Plan. You simply must implement one if you want to reduce staff-related headaches and find high-quality candidates to take over your business if you decide to move on at some point.
There are four simple steps to hiring the right crew. I’ll mention the first two in this post:
1. Write a Brilliant Job Description: The best way to catch a lot of fish (especially the right kind of fish!) is by using the best bait. Most job descriptions are anemic. Make yours stand out. Write your job descriptions in "what's in it for the applicant" language. Be specific about the characteristics and qualifications needed. Include the hours and earnings potential.
2. Generate Leads: You've got to be proactive when hiring. It's not just about writing a great job description; it's about getting that description in the hands of the right people. Here are six ways to find quality candidates:
Recognize how important hiring is to your organization and be completely engaged in the process of finding the right people.
Next post: Hire the Right Crew – Part 2
(Excerpted from my eBook 6 Keys to Rapid Business Growth. Click the title for a free copy.)
Dwight Grant is a seasoned businessman with over 30 years of leadership experience. He lives in CO where he enjoys whitewater rafting, mountain biking and spending time with family.