As a business owner, you probably feel in some ways like your business is your baby that you have nourished from the ground up, and to see it fail would break your heart. Every person who works for you should understand your values and goals, and be a small extension of you for the times you can’t be there to run every aspect of the business yourself.
As your business grows, you will eventually need to hire more and more people in all different areas. If you’ve ever had any employee not work out, you know just how disappointing that can be and it may make you wary of hiring people in the future. However, there are definitely things you can do to make sure you hire the best possible people who will treat your business as if it were their own. Here are 3 helpful hiring tips for business owners.
Consider Their Age
In no way should you ever be ageist in your hiring process, but you should always consider a person’s age and where they’re at in life when deciding whether or not they will be a good fit for your business. For example, someone may mention at an interview that they are close to reaching retirement, or it may say on their resume that they have recently come back out of retirement to re-enter the workforce. This is perfectly fine, but if you are specifically looking for someone who can work for you long term, this may not be the best candidate.
Give People A Chance
While it can be scary to give candidates with less experience a chance, in many cases when you take a chance on someone they can end up being your best hire ever. If someone has the right core values and you just click with them during the interview process, consider giving them a chance to see if they have what it takes to help run your business.
Go With Your Gut
This one is a good tip in all areas of life and work, not just during the hiring process. If you have a good feeling about someone, listen to it. But if you have a bad feeling about someone, you should listen to that too. Most of the time your intuition will not lead you astray, so go with your gut feeling about people when you are deciding who to hire.
The hiring process can be tough, both for the business owner and the potential candidates. Hopefully these tips will help make it easier for you to find excellent employees that you will enjoy working with for years to come.