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Iceni Magazine | March 1, 2024

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4 Tips To Help You Hire The Right Employees

4 Tips To Help You Hire The Right Employees

Reaching that time in your operations when it becomes essential to be on board with your first or new employees can be a milestone you can enjoy because it means that your business is growing and thriving.

However, the hiring process can be a tricky one to get right; the average Brit, for example, will hold 12 jobs over their lifetime, and ensuring that you get someone who is not only qualified but passionate about what you do can help you to avoid high turnover and ensure you deliver on the service your customers expect from you.

While bringing the right employees on board can drastically enhance your business, the wrong ones can cause untold damage and stress. It pays to know exactly what you are doing, what you want and what your company needs before you even begin the hiring process. These tips can help you prepare for your new hires and make the right decisions.

What Is The Job Role?

Before you go ahead with employing new people, you need to be explicitly clear about the job role you are hiring for and what the expected duties will be. This is important for those taking on their first hires as well as replacing existing staff or even expanding. You can use this time to define the needs of the business, what you expect from your employees and what they can be expected to do each day.

The clearer you are about the duties expected of them, the more accurate your job description will be, and the more likely you will get suitably qualified people applying.

What Qualifications or Training They Need

Some job roles don’t need any training or specific qualifications to be able to start; you can simply walk right in and get going on the first day.

But just because they don’t need qualifications doesn’t mean they won’t need training. Do you need to get a training plan in place for new hires? What do they need to know, what should they learn prior to their first shift and what, if any, safety equipment do they need to learn how to use to keep themselves and everyone else safe?

Some job roles can be trained on the job; for others, you can put forward qualifying staff to undertake additional training, such as an ADR Training Course during their employment with you if they fit the requirements. In contrast, others will need qualifications and training prior to their employment, such as an electrician or hairdresser, for example, so you know they are legally allowed to carry out the job role and have the correct skills and expertise.

Workplace Culture

What kind of people do you have working for you now, and what type of people do you want to bring on board? Sure, the above point is really important in the hiring process, but so too is attitude and what they will bring to the company in terms of personality, ideas, and creativity.

If you already have employees, what type of workplace culture do you have, and what are the current employees like? This can help you get to decide what type of people to look for when you are interviewing.

If this is going to be your first step into the hiring pool, then you need to consider what type of environment you want to work in and what type of person will fit well. Do you want people with a more serious analytical nature who can get the job done with no fuss, or do they need to be spontaneous and creative to help you facilitate new ideas and development and push your company forward?

What Type of Employer You Will Be?

The type of employer you will be will directly impact the staff you take on. This is because you need to know the level of responsibility you require from them and if you will be a hands-on boss or one who requires employees to use their own initiative and get things done with minimal supervision. While some people don’t like to work for employers who micromanage, others do, and the same goes for employers too; some don’t want to have to spend every minute checking other people’s work and so on.

This also goes hand in hand with the above point on the type of workplace culture you have or want as you manage your team, which will feed into this and set the tone for your company. So be honest with yourself about the type of boss you think you will be or want to be and what you expect going forward.

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