By Srilakshmi @ Setmore
Content writer and scheduling expert at Setmore Appointments.
You are a new kid on the block. You are fresh meat in a sea of sharks in the marketplace. You are a Startup and Startups start with the leader. As a small business owner, you have to put the right team in place for the business to grow. Without the right team in place, the business will crumble. As an entrepreneur, you have to be creative since your funds are limited. This is about optimizing what you have in your possession. When you are going to hire that team, you need to look at hiring people with a skillset that will complement yours. The team shouldn’t necessarily be just an extension of the ‘Boss.’
So let’s take a look at some of the best ways to go about while hiring a new team.
Money isn’t everything. For a lot of kids fresh out of college, they tend to look only at the paycheck but the smart ones will look past that. Just like a college accepting a new student, they don’t just stop with the grades, they focus on the bigger picture. For a potential employee, he/she will look at the work environment, peers, geographic location and the types of projects that the company is working on. A good employee will always want to learn and add to their skill set. From their perspective, it’s not just about what they’re offering, it’s what you can offer them.
Go The Distance
In today’s fast-paced world, you have to be ready to work from any location at any given time. The employee that you hire shouldn’t have a problem with this. Chatting via instant messaging apps on a constant basis through their smartphones or computers, the employer-employee relationship ascends to another level. You wouldn’t have the need to explain everything to your team or keep tabs on them. For instance, take a software like Setmore. For the business owner, It’s a great way to stay connected with the employees and be on the same page every day. It’s mobile and cost effective and allows you to set up tasks if needed on a daily basis. On the other hand, a go-getter of an employee will create their own tasks, keep in touch with the boss and give status reports at the end of every business day.
Employees tend to look for a perfect environment to start off with or in some cases, during the second calling of their profession. It’s not just about the salary or the opportunity. It’s also about the quality of the life and how their job affects it.
This is a great method for companies starting out fresh. You might want to speak to your past colleagues, advisors and friends for referrals to potential employees for an available position. A good recommendation will go a long way to help pick the right employee.
This point relates more to the entrepreneur or small business owner. While the employee must be able to adapt and take on multiple roles, the employer must be willing to delegate. He or she must be willing to let them fulfill different goals of the business without being a micromanager. If you allow your team to grow naturally, the return on investment will be its own reward.
Choosing the right fit for creating a new team is as pivotal as building your Startup. The ethos of your startup is defined by the people who represent your business rather than what your business represents.
“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed” – Henry Ford
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