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The cost of recruitment can be very high, and that can come as a surprise to many new business owners. For some reason, people tend to forget about this and assume it is going to be one of the cheaper expenses, and actually, it couldn’t be any further from the truth. Ignoring the salary, you have to fork out for the cost of advertising and training.
There are always going to appear to be costs that trump recruitment, but actually, getting hold of the right people for your team is always going to be one of the most important things that you can do for your business.
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A start-up business will probably not have the budget to do things the same way that a company operating on a global scale does, so it has to think much more carefully about their recruitment strategies. If you want to cut the costs of hiring new employees without cutting the quality of the outcome, then read on!
Use social media to your advantage .
Social media is vital for start-up businesses for many reasons, one of these being that social media is an excellent – and free – platform for advertising jobs.
If you are just starting, you will have to work hard to reach people as you may not have the same sort of follower numbers as a more established business, but with a bit of careful planning and some excellent networking skills, you can connect with other people in your field to spread the message that you are looking for staff.
Work with the right job listing site
There are plenty of job listing sites out there, and as always, some are better than others. It is important to make sure that you find one that deals with the industry you are in and maks sure that you are aware of all the fees and conditions you have to work with.
DSC Personnel is a labor-hire and recruitment specialist who can help you find the right person for the job.
Look into video interviews .
Interviewing potential candidates takes up much time, which obviously costs a lot of money! Face to face interviews are the most popular for obvious reasons – it allows employees to see the candidate and get a sense of their body language.
However, there is no reason why you can’t do video interviews – it means that they can be done at any time, anywhere. Skype and Webcams are so popular these days that it makes sense to utilize them.
Take your time and avoid bad hires
The most egregious way in which recruitment costs too much is when you make a bad hire. If you’re not hiring the best person you can get, then it’s difficult to justify any recruitment costs.
However, a fantastic employee can be worth whatever costs you had to deal with. So, take your time, and you’ll be less likely to have rush into choosing someone who isn’t quite right. An extra week or so might see a fantastic candidate turn up
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Until then, happy hiring, and best wishes for your business.
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