Your employees are the face and foundation of your company. With that being said, you want to make sure that as a startup, your team is comprised of skilled, communicative, and motivated individuals. But that’s easier said than done. We all know that finding an employee isn’t hard, but finding one that’ll push your company forward and not hang out by the water cooler is a challenge. As a startup, this tends to be the hardest part of developing and growing as a company. But you don’t need to waste any more time, if you’re not sure how to hire top talent for your startup, well, listen up.
Choose carefully where you advertise
As a startup, you’re always recruiting potential candidates. But what you need to focus on is where you’re going to be looking for potential employees. Developing a hiring plan will prevent you from receiving endless resumes which don’t meet your requirements. Refrain from job seeking portals and focus on smaller online communities which match your needs.
Know your startup’s values
At the end of the day, you’re hiring individuals for your startup. By knowing your startup’s core values, you’ll be able to select potential candidates which serve and naturally fit with your startup’s vision. If you don’t have a strong idea of your ideal employees, then you run the risk of hiring individuals that don’t meet your idea of a dream team. This may take some time until you find the right people, however, building the right team is essential.
Offer a competitive compensation package
Though prior generations focused primarily on salary and benefits, the modern workforce is focused on seeking positions which offer them fulfilling work environments and a balance their work and personal lives. If you want to attract highly skilled and knowledgeable candidates, your startup needs to stand out among the rest, offering competitive compensation packages. By creating a specific company culture, you’ll be able to attract individuals which value and naturally fit into it.
Look outside of the box
Typically, we’re used to hiring individuals who’ll work in an office environment but, depending on the position, you may be able to find highly qualified employees working remotely. Looking within your city can limit the talent for your startup. Building a remote team could open the possibilities of finding talented tailored to your startup. Remote employees are ideal for technical hiring such as graphic designers, front-end and back-end developers, and programmers.
Get your employees involved
Going through resume after resume can becoming tiring and frankly discouraging especially when your time can be directed in other areas of your startup. Asking your employees assist you with recruiting potential employees can help greatly in finding the right people for your team. Encourage referrals and implement a referral program which will motivate your employees to engage in the hiring process while also being rewarded for their efforts.