Finding the right employee for your small business

Here at Colbern Limited, we are an expert recruitment agency. Whether you are looking for a new job, or you need to find the perfect employee, we can offer a range of services to deliver what you need. Lots of small businesses have a similar issue: finding the right employee. While large companies and corporations have teams dedicated to hiring and firing, it can be more difficult for small businesses to discern the highest quality candidates. That’s where we come in. As a result, we have produced this guide to finding the right employee for your small business.

Why should the employee choose your company?

First of all, you need to make sure that the employee wants to work for you. But don’t just take what they say at face value, instead, really sell your company to the employee. Why should they want to work for you? What non-monetary incentives are there? Is your company fun and friendly? Are there lots of opportunities for progression and learning? Whatever these advantages are, make sure your potential new hires know all about them.

Choose the best

Making the wrong recruitment choice could cost your company money. Not only will they drain your resources, but you also might need to fire them. And dealing with that level of red tape is going to be tricky.

As a result, as a small business owner, you need to be very very picky about who you hire. Don’t just settle for the candidate with the most experience, or the most qualifications. Give each candidate a fair chance and meet each candidate face to face. This can help you judge on personality as well as talent.

Interview technique

Speaking of talent, if you need to choose the best, you want to see what they can do. Job interviews are traditional, but they don’t give you an insight into a potential employees skill set. So why not set a task or challenge relevant to your industry? Then you can really see the candidates in action, and compare their progress.

Use a recruitment agency

For more help and support with finding the right candidate, why don’t you work with a recruitment agency. Here at Colbern Limited, we would be more than happy to help.