Almost every time I have hired in desperation, I have been stuck with a person who has either upset the balance within the team, or they created more work for me. Recruiting the right person becomes even more important in these economic times and recruiting effectively just makes good business sense.
Your staff are key to your business success in that they complete the work set out, hitting the productivity levels required to make your business profitable. They also are part of creating a culture, and a productive culture is one where they are supported through active leadership and
communication. As a business owner it is important that you have people who are happy to get out of bed each morning, come to work and put in the energy required for the job at hand. This kind of employee is not that hard to find, but it does take patience and effort. It requires you to sift through CVs and ask those tough questions during interviews and referencing, while having a clear picture in your mind what you are looking for. It may also mean taking on a staff member casually or as a fixed term position at first to see if the fit is good. Sometimes this is impossible but on the most part this does allow you to get to know the person.
Why do you need to hire at the moment? Is it because you have more work than you can handle, or is it something else? Are you needing a particular skill? Entrepreneur Lisa Messenger suggests you should be hiring your weaknesses. There is nothing worse than two ideas people and no one to actually carry out the work! Or are you not so worried about the skills set but want the right attitude? This requires you to really understand your needs, and your ability to lead and manage people within your business.
Livewire HR can help you find the right people, set up appropriate strategies for contracts, create a productive, happy culture and assist with under-performing staff. Take your recruiting to the next level, contact us at Livewire HR!