I get a lot of questions about employees, and what are the best ways to hire them. Hiring can be a tricky process, but even before you get to the interview, you need to find a way to get those applications in at all. It’s very rare that a new company, or even a small company, will have a lot of great candidates right away. And when you’re growing quickly, you need to hire fast. But when you hire in quick succession, you risk making the wrong decision, right?
So, the question becomes: how do you seek out great employees? How do you get the right people to apply in the first place?
I would suggest people to start utilizing tactics such as using Twitter Search. Conversations are being had all over the world about every subject there is. And lots of people are having conversations about wanting jobs or experience in certain industries. Start searching for people talking about the areas of work you’re looking to hire in. If you’re smart about it, you can easily whittle down your search based on both subject and location.
Now, if you feel like you don’t have the time to make this happen, I say: bullshit. Time is your number one asset, and you need to use it. Just put in an extra hour every day than you normally would to sit down and look through social media, Twitter conversations, or even engage with accounts that might be able to help. It’s less Netflix marathons and more work. What’s so bad about that?
The truth is, and consequently the problem, is that people are lazy and aren’t willing to put in the effort. Don’t let that happen to you. If you need to grow your company and you need more help, be proactive.
Need some more help on hiring? Here are a couple articles I wrote all about that: