SupportBiz presents seven tips for you, as a small business owner, to hire the right people for the right jobs.
You should be clear about what kind of person you want to hire for what job, and what qualities are you looking forward to in him/her. It is not a good idea to hire someone for a task without knowing what exactly you want from him/her.
It is never advisable to hire someone to fill up an existing position because he/she wants the job. It is always a good idea to hire someone because he/she is suited to the post.
Keep interviewing and networking continuously, so that you are always updated about the different kinds of talent out there in the market. It is a good idea to keep up with this even when you are not hiring. When you are indeed hiring, the task becomes easier for you if you have done this, as you know exactly whom to call.
Carefully study the background of the person/people you are considering hiring for a position in your organisation. A history of leading and excelling in fields unrelated to you is better than a long list of work experience.
No half measures
Do not do things by half measures when you are hiring. Do not hire a person because he/she is good in one aspect, but not great in another aspect that matters to you. That is not a good idea.
Many managers are afraid to hire someone who is more talented, able or smarter than themselves. Do not be afraid, but go ahead and do so if you find such a person. That is a sure-fire way to improve yourself and your existing team, and to grow as an organisation.
Understand employee psychology
People usually join a firm because they like it, and they usually leave a firm because they do not like their immediate boss. If you want to hire good human resources who will be an asset to you, and retain them, you should understand this fact and act accordingly.