The hiring process can be expensive, time consuming, and draining. It’s no surprise that the right team can make or break your company. Hiring the right people, especially in your business’s early stages, is imperative. One mistake, particularly for smaller companies, can prove to be a huge hindrance to growth. Remember: Great companies, services, and products are driven by people.
1.) Create A Marketing Plan
If you create a marketing plan for your business, why not create one for your recruitment process? The goal is to increase the volume of applicants and attract the right people. This plan should include a clear definition of who the ideal candidate is and what you’ll need to do to achieve your goals and bring in those types of candidates. You should also prepare a list of things you’ll need to do to achieve those goals. This list might include creating targeted ads on LinkedIn, a thorough jobs page on your website, or promoting the position via social media and AngelList.
2.) Maintain Culture Fit
Culture fit is something you do not want to compromise. This doesn’t mean that you should hire people that you could see yourself being best friends with; rather, you’re hiring people whose values and interests mirror that of the company’s. By having the same values, it becomes easier to cultivate organic friendships and working relationships. Keep in mind that company culture fit comes first, and social fit comes second. These new hires will also shape the culture fit of the future, as they will eventually have to hire candidates themselves.