Only Hire the Best: How to Find Highly Qualified Employees

When you're building a small business, you can't skimp on the type of people that you hire. As you try to find employees, you might find it more difficult than you anticipated to get the right people for each available position.

Once you learn how to find employees and make the best hires, your whole business will change. Continue reading this article as we give you tips on finding highly qualified employees for your business.

Must-Know Tips to Find Employees That Are Top Notch

You don't want to check in on your employees constantly. You want to be able to trust them to follow the guidelines and help make the company a success.

If you hire the right people, you don't have to worry and wonder what's going on in your business while you're away. Here are the tips you need to get started.

Network & Ask for Referrals

You often know someone that knows the perfect person for the job you need to fill. And if you don't know someone yet, you simply need to network a little bit more and you're bound to meet them.

Make sure you're networking in the right places to get the best results. Connect with professors that teach in the majors that your potential new hires would have taken in school. They may know someone that needs a job and is the perfect fit for your needs.

Network at training events in your industry. You may meet someone that isn't actively looking for a job but you can pique their interest.

Build Your Talent Pipeline

You should always be building your talent pipeline. Find people that may be passive job seekers or that may not even be interested in finding another job.

When you form a good relationship with top talent, they may come to a time in their life when they are ready to make a change and you're the person they are going to think about.

You can use tools like LinkedIn and CRMs to keep track of people that may be a good fit for the positions that you're looking to fill.

Sponsor Your Job Listings

We know it is likely that you're already posting open positions on job boards but are you sponsoring them? Many of these job listings get pushed to the bottom of the pile where no one is going to see them after a couple of days.

Think about how much money you're willing to spend to get the right person in the role that you're hiring for. Find out if you have a budget for marketing the job opening and if you don't -- get one.

Don't Limit Your Hiring to Locals

If you only think about hiring locals, you might not have such an optimistic thought process since most of the people may already be very happy with their current job.

On the other hand, if you widen your net and open up the job search to people in other states that are willing to relocate, that means you have much more hope of getting the people that you want to work for you.

In some cases, you may have to pay someone to relocate but in other cases, they may already have roots in the area and be willing to take care of their own moving expenses.

Ask Employees to Share Job Openings on Social

Social media is a powerful tool for businesses to get the word out about their products but the same is also true about their job openings. You can ask your employees to share current job openings in the company so their friends and family have the opportunity to learn about them.

You may even sweeten the deal and give them a referral bonus if they get their friends and family to come and sign on with the company. The people that you've hired likely know more people like themselves since people often gravitate to those that are much like themselves.

Consider a Freelancer Vs. an Employee

If you can't seem to find someone to hire as an employee in this gig economy then you might want to hire a freelancer. Make sure to check on your local freelancer laws or you might get in trouble with the IRS if you are treating them too much like employees.

Employees are more of a responsibility than freelancers so if you can find people that do great work and are willing to work as freelancers it could be a good option for your company. When you bring on a freelancer, you have limited control over them and mainly can only tell them what you want to be done and by when.

If you have an employee, you will be able to dictate when they work, how they work and more. Employees often expect to work more than freelancers do and they usually don't work for other people, unlike freelancers.

Contact Local Organizations

Contacting local organizations like your local chamber of commerce and other business related organizations is often a great place to start. People looking for jobs often come to these places in hopes of finding available opportunities that at some of the businesses that are members of the organizations.

Take Control of Your Business

Now that you know how to find employees that are of the best quality, why not learn some important business tips related to finance? Many businesses fail due to their lack of a budget.

Read our article on creating a functional small business budget today.