Dragons, feelings and trips to the moon!
During your growth period, you’ll need to hire or expand your team. This can seem daunting, not only because of the additional cost but because of the risk of hiring the wrong people.
So, how can you make sure you’re building the right team; one that is motivated, driven, and lives up to business values?
Create a desirable culture
Sounds easy, but building a warm, positive culture can be difficult. Try hiring people with similar values to you and your business. Create processes to keep people engaged and motivated. Recognise and reward people for the great work they do or referrals they make, and create an environment they want to be in and where they want to do a great job. Then let them do it!
Build an enviable reputation
If you look after and do great things for your people, they’ll talk about it. The opposite is also true.
Featuring your people on your website and social media and involving them in promo activity is a perfect start to showing what kind of employer you are. Not only will it encourage customers to work with you but it will attract recruits who are looking for exactly that.Show more
Recruit in the right way
Make sure your job ads include brand information – your values, what kind of service you deliver, etc. Spend time making them look the part and think about where to advertise. Being in the right place with the right advert means you’ll attract the potential candidates you’re hoping for, and might also catch the eye of potential customers.
Make life easy for people
As you scale, make life as easy as possible for your team. Try to simplify – think about how people work and what software they need. For example, HR software with integrated payroll and accounting allows people to manage their holiday and data, and key team members can save heaps of time.