Making a new hire can transform your business. Whether you’re hiring your first employee or adding a new member to your existing team, it’s critical to find the right match for your position and company and develop a formal hiring process that is fast, effective and legal. But creating and managing your own hiring process from scratch can be intimidating – especially without the help of a dedicated HR team.
That’s why our team is here to help you with your journey because our expertise in finding the right people is our calling.
And now we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to walk you through how to hire employees, from recruiting and interviewing all the way through to extending an offer and onboarding the right new hire for your business. All of these are very simple steps for you to follow so you’ll experience success.
IS IT TIME TO HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES?
At smaller companies, employees often take on many roles, frequently switching from task to task and working outside their job description to keep up with business growth. Even though this ability to work across departments is a sign of flexibility, resourcefulness and drive, it can also be a clue that your employees are stretched too thin. This over-extension can eventually lead to burnout, low productivity and inefficiencies in your business.
To keep your business growing and maintain high employee morale, watch out for the following signs that it’s time to grow your team:
- High employee turnover rate. A lot of your employees are leaving because of the pressure and stress at work.
- Unusual spikes in customer complaints. Because your front liners are too tired to focus on being a great customer service rep.
- Rise in overtime costs. Because everyone is working extra hours just to keep up with the amount of load.
- Frequently falling short of goals. Because frankly, there’s no enough manpower to do everything.
- Regularly needing to extend deadlines. And this sometimes cost you a lot of money.
- Inability to take on new projects or clients. And some other opportunities that could have brought your company to the next level.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A TEAM?
Hiring employees offers unrivaled opportunities for growing your company’s revenue, capacity and brand recognition. The right new hire can also:
Take your business to the next level
A new employee can bring skills that take years to develop, allowing you to pursue new revenue streams, fill your company’s skills gaps and drive rapid growth with just one hire.
- Free up time for you to focus on key objectives
Hiring a new employee gives you the opportunity to offload tasks and increase your bandwidth, boosting productivity and freeing up time for you and your team members to focus on what’s important.
- Bring inspiration and perspective
Employees who bring new ideas and a forward-thinking approach can inject creativity and innovation into your business, helping you make critical process improvements, recognize new opportunities and help the team see things from a new perspective to stimulate advancement and growth.