Nowadays, having a talented team to propel your company to success is a rare scenario. From time to time, employers and business owners will encounter a bad apple amongst a pool of talented applicants.
For startup companies, it is twice as hard to source out good candidates as they are constantly in competition with bigger companies when it comes to hiring talents. In most cases, these businesses end up with lesser qualified applicants to fill in a spot or get their already lean team to take the work load.
To create a pool of qualified applicants, here are some tips that startups can use when creating their team:
- Promote your mission and vision
Nowadays, potential applicants are not just look for above-the-line compensation and benefits. The millennial workforce is looking into the value of the company and if the values and vision of the organization are aligned with their values. So be sure to emphasize your mission statement when you are posting your hiring ads. Having a long-term vision and mission would likely to attract dedicated talents and applicants who are willing to offer their skills and talents to companies where they can provide value.
- Create a fun and interesting working environment
Your working environments speaks a lot about the company and the organization. This is a crucial deciding factor for talents who are looking for a company that promotes excellent company culture and values. Apart from physically making your workplace a suitable working environment, be sure to implement a positive work culture amongst employees. Once these two factors are established, expect that the word will go out and potential talents will be the ones offering their services to you.
One untapped source of potential talents are followers. Most startups today have social media platforms to promote their brand. Why not take advantage of the fan base and look for talented applicants from this database. One main advantage of hiring fans and followers is that they take ownership of the company and most likely become dedicated employees.
- Consider remote employees
Some companies are hesitant about hiring remote workers due to management issues. But if you are having difficulty hiring from your local district, you can consider hiring from other places. Hiring remote employees has its advantages. For one, you will be lessening your overhead costs, as you will not be the one to shoulder the worker’s utilities. Just be sure to provide specific and detailed job description for potential remote workers and do daily and weekly updates to check their performance and progress.
- Establish your connection
Speaking engagements may seem like a waste of time for some startup employers. But building a connection within the community can help raise awareness for your business and boost recruitment. Take the opportunity to market your company and scout for potential clients and talents from your network.