All organizations are unique in their own ways, therefore hiring strategies that work for your company may fail to bring positive results to another even if they share several traits. The biggest difference in firms are their sizes. If your business is smaller it is common that the process for attracting top candidates is different than it is for your larger competitors. Also, different doesn’t necessarily mean more difficult.
One Major advantage you possess when hiring for a smaller business is most people would rather be part of a small team than a larger corporation. This makes sense because the entrepreneurial mindset is widely celebrated in today’s society and new hires may feel their chances of being noticed and appreciated are greater since they will not be one among thousands.
While the exact workplace advantages that offer the most appeal will vary over time, by region and even depending on the individual candidate there are still a few common traits that are great starting points.
- Work-from-home opportunities: Telecommuting popularity has been increasing over the past few years as improving technology made it viable. Also the flexibility you can offer may be greater than that available at a large corporation.
- Intensive training: Some employees don’t like to be given a one-size-fits-all corporate training overview. This is why SMB’s can get hands-on and tell new hires exactly what they need to know.
- Relaxed office environment: Big employers tend to feel very impersonal. With such large work forces, it is not easy. By creating a fun workplace, you can offer an alternative, one that makes staff want to go into the office everyday and enjoy their time there.