If the time has arrived for your business to add some new employees, how will you go about doing so?
Often, business owners will sit down and review the pros and cons of adding new workers.
On the plus side, there is oftentimes the need of more workers to meet customer demands. Without new talent, a company can fall behind to deliver first-rate customer service. If that occurs, some customers will flock to the competition to have their needs met.
On the down side, there is of course the extra financial responsibility of adding workers. When you toss in healthcare benefits, it can seem too expensive for some employers to add talent.
So, where do you find yourself in this matter?
Making the Best Decision for Your Business
So that you can more times than not make the wisest decision for your brand, remember a few pointers:
1.Can my current team handle the workload?
In assessing the need for or against more employees, determine how your current team is doing.
Are they doing a great job or only getting by with what they have on their plates? If it is the latter, then you might well come to the conclusion help is of need.
Before putting an ad out for more help, think about where you’d place such an advertisement in the first place.
With the explosion of the Internet, more companies advertise openings online. This is most notable when it comes to their websites.
If in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to fill DFW finance and accounting jobs, make ads stand out.
You can do this by using your site’s “careers” section. This is also a good idea because it leads prospective employees’ right to your site. In doing so, it gives them the opportunity to learn more about your company.
You should also look to specific websites that focus towards your industry. If in the accounting and finance arenas, be sure to post ads on focused sites for both specialties.
By being an active and educated Internet user, you can more times than not find the talent you need.
2.Will I get the best recruits?
As important as where you place your help wanted ads, also focus on trying to capture the best recruits.
Remember, a single help wanted ad these days can attract hundreds of applicants. This is even more so the case with many people out of work.
For you to get the best recruits, make sure to craft your ad so it specifies what you are searching for. Do this not only with a well-written ad, but keywords for SEO (search engine optimization) value.
If you want certain skills, specify them in the advertisement. Some ads will say they “prefer” potential hires have these skills. Meantime, others will note it is a need. To avoid having to train someone, you are better off demanding those skills from the outset.
Should your business be ready to take on some new hires, make sure you invest the right time and focus on your help wanted advertisements.
To do otherwise is a disservice to you and your current crop of employees.
It also hampers your opportunities to grow as a business.