How To Hire Good Employees – And Keep Them
You’ve gotten over those hurdles of finding the perfect location, getting all the permits, building out the interior, and doing all those other things you need to get your business off the ground. And now you have another feat to overcome: finding and hiring good employees for your business.
Ask any entrepreneur, hiring manager or business exec, and they’ll tell you one of their biggest challenges is finding good – or rather great employees – and keeping them. Read on for some tips that can help you do just that.
Clearly define the job, the expectations, and responsibilities
It all begins with the job description. It goes without saying that you are going to get applications and inquiries from individuals who are far from qualified. However, if your job expectations are clear from the beginning, you’ll also pique the interest of more qualified applicants.
Use Social Media
Don’t limit yourself to online job boards and newspapers. Post your openings on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Word spreads fast – especially when you have social media on your side.
Once you have your potential clients lined up, consider those other factors that can impact employee performance. You’ll be double-checking their qualifications, but you’ll also need to determine if this person is competent to not only show up but show up on time and perform their everyday tasks.
Are They a Good Fit?
Once you’ve screened your applicants, ask yourself: do they have the right personality for this job? For example, you want a friendly, personable employee at the front desk, and you want a team that works well together and is cohesive.
Do you really need someone to come into your office every day? More and more companies are hiring remote employees. The benefit? It extends the business’ reach far beyond the local hiring pool and thus – increases the opportunity to find more qualified candidates across the country – and possibly internationally as well.
Respond To Your Reviews
Hiring isn’t just about you and your business. There are plenty of people out there who are looking for a great place to work, and they’ll do their own independent investigations to find out what your business is like. Do you REALLY care about your employees? Do you REALLY treat your clients well? A savvy job searcher can find out online with the click of a few buttons, and one of the best ways to do that is to see if you’re engaging online. Responding to reviews only takes a few minutes, it’s free, and is a simple way to show the community that you care.
Ask For Referrals
Not only should you request references for potential hires, but you can also find good employees by asking other friends and business owners if they know of anyone who might be a good fit for your open position.
Take Care Of Your Employees
Have you ever worked for a person or a company that does the bare minimum for its workers? There are plenty of them out there. However, the vast majority of the successful businesses have one thing in common they do those little and small things that make their employees feel special. A monthly employee luncheon or breakfast, holiday parties, bonuses, recognition… all these things go a long way when it comes to workplace morale and keeping your employees happy. And of course – fair and competitive compensation is always important too.
A Final Tip From An Experienced Employer
The Physical Therapy Now franchise operation is growing at a rapid pace throughout the country, and it is no doubt due in large part to the employees we hire at each of our Physical Therapy Now franchise locations. Each of our franchise owners has the luxury of tapping into the expertise of the corporate office executives and fellow franchisees, so hiring is a smooth and seamless process. For more information about Physical Therapy Now, go to our website or give us a call at (800) 481-4582.