May 2019 Newsletter
How to compete with the big guys when attracting talent to your small business
In a small business, hiring the right talent is critical and can be sometimes challenging to do so while competing with bigger businesses. Bigger businesses with higher staffing budget and glamourous training as well as brand name might make your small business look less attractive to a small pool of top talent but your small business has its own set of strengths. Read on to find out more about how to attract and build a winning team.
Small is great! You want to hire someone that will recognise the advantages of joining a team and growing with them. Training and development is equally important regardless of the size of your business. Great talents are willing to develop their skills and in turn, provide greater benefit to your customers, clients as well as your business.
Being good at what you do isn’t good enough. Apply for awards and put your business out there to attract better and driven talent. This also motivates your team to work hard and allows them to feel recognised in what they do.
Attitude says it all! Hire people with the attitude to learn and that are prepared to be challenged. Skills can be developed, but attitude sometimes cannot. A positive attitude will never bring harm but only more positivity to your small business.
Attract the right person with the right culture fit for your business. Hiring someone that will fit well with the rest of the team is really important - don’t break anything that is working for your business.