Growing a small business team isn’t just about hiring – it’s also about retaining your current employees. This concept is more important than ever as companies are struggling to find qualified and interested candidates. Here are tips for both hiring and retaining top talent, thanks to members of the online small business community.
Upgrade Your Onboarding Checklists by Ditching Excel
Excel is often the default option for charts and checklists. But if you use this for hiring and onboarding, it may be time to upgrade.
Use These Recruitment Tools to Improve Your HR Strategy
HR is just like any other business department; there are tools to automate and improve your processes. If you haven’t already, try online or software recruiting tools.
Remove Drudgery and Dread from the Workplace
You can’t possibly get the best out of your team if they dread coming to work. So if you have an unpleasant office environment, improving it should be your top priority.
Reward Employees to Improve Their Experience
You shouldn’t only evaluate your team when there’s something to criticize. Rewarding team members for quality work is equally as important.
Don’t Let Customers Chase Away Your Best Employees
The “customer is always right” philosophy can make life harder on your employees. In fact, difficult customers may cause some team members to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Learn How to Hire Freelancers
Freelancers can be an ideal way to grow your team without taking on extra office space or covering benefits and training.
Run Effective Remote Meetings
Meetings are a big part of most workplaces. But allowing team members to work remotely – or at least attend meetings that way – can be seen as a major benefit.
Find the Best State to Start Your Franchise
Opening a successful franchise business requires many ingredients, like access to capital and an eager pool of potential employees. Many of these factors change based on the location. So where you choose to start may impact your ability to hire and afford a franchise.
Combat Impostor Syndrome in Your Business
Impostor syndrome can make entrepreneurs feel ill-equipped to run their companies. And it often impacts employees as well. Combating it may help businesses work more effectively from multiple angles.
Inspire Others Through Positivity
Positive attitudes can rub off on others. At work, inspiring others through happiness and positivity may even lead to improved morale and productivity.
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