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Make small biz attractive to employees

  1. 1. How do you make your small business attractive to good employees?
  2. 2. Recruiting good staff as an SME can be difficult • Job-seekers have a few considerations, such as size, when choosing which company to work for. • However, it is widely acknowledged that SMEs employ more people overall than larger organisations.
  3. 3. • As a business considering recruiting its first employee, you have a series of obstacles to tackle. • First, consider the people you’re trying to employ. • Many of them will be after the following 5 things… Recruiting your first employee
  4. 4. 1. Opportunity • Career progression and a fairly linear path are both apparent with bigger companies. • A smaller company usually is seen as not being able to offer this level of opportunity.
  5. 5. 2. A Brand • Staff are often more willing to work for a company with a well-known brand. • To say they work somewhere with perceived prestige, they are more willing to put up with:  Longer hours  Harsher work conditions  Less say in what they do
  6. 6. 3. A Greater Network • For the purpose of both a social life and a network of professionals, a bigger organisation is the natural choice. • You will be competing against businesses that spend lavishly on staff fun, or have huge office space.
  7. 7. 4. Job Security • Job security is another field that job seekers look for. • A bigger organisation will be perceived to have more stability.
  8. 8. 5. A Structured Induction and Recruitment • Bigger organisation will have hired enough people to have this process relatively snag-free. • You may not be able to dedicate the time to a starter that a bigger organisation would.
  9. 9. • Being a small business, you have other offerings for candidates. • And many of the points raised above are actually assumptions that don’t always hold true.
  10. 10. You know… - when it’s time to employ someone - that the person you’re going to employ will bring value to the business - that the business will be able to give value to them
  11. 11. 1. Access to Leadership • Candidates’ hours, flexibility, work output and everything else can be up for discussion. • There will be very little official structure to climb over before issues or potential improvements can be approved.
  12. 12. 2. Their opinions will be heard • If your employees think something about the business strategy ought to be considered, their opinion is not easily overlooked. • From your perspective, it will be very useful – working alone can mean that you get little input from others on areas of your business.
  13. 13. 3. Their work will be seen • In a small business, most of the work will be seen by the boss, or at least by people that really matter. • Needless to say, small businesses tend to have a more efficient workforce!
  14. 14. 4. Their training will be addressed • In a bigger business, the employee may have to make a fairly serious error before their lack of training becomes apparent. • In your small business, it will be a challenge not to notice it. • The employee will be able to make personal progress a lot quicker by joining your business.
  15. 15. 5. Issues can be brought up • As an employer, you should encourage employees to come forward with any issues, if not for their happiness, for their productivity. • Let the candidates know that they will have opportunities to raise issues and have them clearly addressed.
  16. 16. 6. More stand-out contributions for a CV • In a small business, employees can claim major responsibility rather than having just played a part. • The growth of a small business, or the success of a certain client can be attributed solely or majorly to one person.
  17. 17. 7. More access to decisions In a small business, there are far fewer layers of approval that have to be tackled before an employee can make progress with an idea.
  18. 18. 8. Job security • Big businesses are more likely to be looking at their bottom line – and obeying the wishes of shareholders – than a small business, meaning no one is safe. • In a small business, employees are more likely to be able to earn their keep and visibly defend their position with it.
  19. 19. Keep in mind why you are recruiting… • Is it to grow an area of the business that you constantly outsource, or are weak in? • Is it to help you deliver the same kind of work that you already do personally? • Is it to allow you to grow the business while the employee manages client accounts?
  20. 20. The answers to these questions should inform the type of person you are seeking

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