How to find good employees? How to search the right employee for your business and organization? If your sales and revenues lie in the hands of your customers, your productivity lies in the hard work of your workers or employees. That is why it is very important that you have the right employees in your workplace. There are many ways to find the best people to employ in your company. There are even third-party employment agencies that will do the task of searching and hiring the most qualified personnel for you. These agencies are exclusively doing business in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM).
If you’re a small business owner who wants to save money and avoid the extra cost of getting the services of recruitment agencies, you can do the personnel hunt by utilizing the social media, such as websites that accept free listing of job vacancies from employers and Facebook by making an announcement in your wall or created event. You can also extend your search by asking your friends and families if they know someone who has the best qualifications for the job you offer.
Planning and matching
Planning is vital in finding the most competent employee for your business. You should not search for personnel when you already need it. This will only lead to cramming that will result to losing the opportunity to hire the best employee. By having enough time, you can be able to interview more applicants and conduct test backgrounds and other examinations. Also, remember to not hire an employee after just one or two interviews. The best person for your company will only emerge after conducting more interviews.
There should be a perfect matching of prospective qualifications to specific job or positions. The best employee is not the one who has the most qualities. Just like underqualified applicants, overqualified prospective employees may only find themselves in a wrong position, causing them to become bored, unchallenged and eventually leave your organization.
Finding the good employer in you
The most important thing in managing your human resources is not actually in finding the best employees for your organization, but it is in keeping them. This is because no matter how good you are in recruiting people, if you can’t keep them well, your cost and effort in hiring them may become ineffective and become a waste. The secret to finding and keeping good employees is simply to find and keep the good employer in you. This means that before you invite people to your office, you’ve got to make your office first a good place to work, and with a good boss to work for.
As a business leader, take note that you are not only competing to attract more customers, but also contending to attract more competent personnel. Thus, you should not only provide high quality products and services to your customers, but should also provide high quality employee benefits to your workers. These benefits include monetary benefits like competitive salaries and nonmonetary benefits, such as good working condition, healthy relationships and personal or professional development opportunities. Employers should always remember that when harvesting cream of the crop, they also need to have the best basket to hold them.
You may also want to read our article about “how to be a good employer in five steps”.