Running a small business means you have a lot of responsibility on your hands to say the least.
That said do you make it so individuals would want to come and work for you?
The hope is you do have a business where people would love the idea of being one of your employees.
From competitive salaries to high office morale, do all you can to set up conditions for success.
Make Your Business Attractive to Prospective Employees
In doing all it takes to make you attractive to prospective employees, here are some areas of focus:
- Compensation – It goes without saying that most will want to make good money when employed. Barely getting by is not going to cut it for many people. So, are you doing what it takes to offer competitive salaries, health benefits and more? If you have a sales team in place, how is your commission structure? The right commissions will more times than not prove good enough incentives. That is to keep many of your sales team in place for some time to come. Make it so sales personnel have all the tools they need to be successful. When they do, they can often bring in more sales and revenue for the company, with a chunk of the latter going to them. Also look at healthcare benefits depending on the size of your small business. Not having to worry about paying one’s healthcare needs out-of-pocket can be an incentive to work hard.
- Workplace – The last thing most employees want is a workplace that is filled with drama. So, have you set the right conditions in your office setup where drama is a foreign word? Drama can not only turn one employee against another, it can make it difficult to get one’s job done. When the latter happens, this can have a domino effect as far as customers, sales, revenue and so on. Nip any potential problems in the bud by making it clear you will not stand for drama in the workplace.
- Growth – Last, a business with little to no availability for one to grow in can be a big turn-off for many prospects. With that in mind, are you doing all it takes to make for growth in your company? This not only means the chance to move up the corporate ladder. It also can translate to an employee being able to further an education with you paying some or all the costs. That incentive can get an individual to go back to school while still under your employ. The idea is they will become more educated in the field they work in. When they do, they can transfer those skills learned to your business. By giving workers reason to do well and have goals to shoot for, you do something good for them and you in the process.
Yes, being a business owner is a full time 24/7 job more times than not.
That said make it so people want to work for you and in the process help your company strive for new heights.