When it comes time to scale your business, unless you rely entirely on automated systems you will have to recruit and hire staff to help you grow and expand. We need the help of others to achieve our goals, and in this sense, team recruitment plays a large part in taking your business to the next level.  

But this is one area that you don’t want to get wrong. Hiring the wrong people could be catastrophic. Protect your reputation, quality of product or service, and brand recognition, by hiring right through a thorough recruitment process.

Here are three tips to help you recruit the right people for your business:


  1. GET CLEAR ON WHO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

The first ingredient to successful recruitment is to have absolute clarity on what it is you want. Consider the job you’re trying to fill. What tasks or responsibilities you would like this person to take care of?

Getting clarity on the attributes you want in the candidate that will fill the role, is important.  Once you know exactly what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to write the job description that is aligned with what you design in an employee.

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  1. INTERVIEW CREATIVELY

Be sure to interview candidates in a variety of ways. You want to be creative because many people are well versed in job interview techniques and just because someone interviews well doesn’t mean they’ll be a good team member for you. 

Try creating task-based interview process that puts them on the spot. Something they won’t be expecting and can’t prepare for in advance. This way, their “true self” is likely to come out more than their veneered interview self.

The implementation of task based interviews is becoming more common as they offer a more holistic insight into how the person operates. While the candidate may not answer or complete the task correctly, it’s important to see if they have problem-solving skills, if they freak out when under pressure, and if they know how to actually deliver the level of success you are expecting.

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  1. THOROUGHLY CHECK THEM OUT

Many people give false references or exaggerate their claims. It’s up to you to fact-check and make sure that the people you are recruiting are telling the truth.  With a variety of social media tools plus traditional ways of verifying previous employers and education, there’s no excuse to fully check out the person you are considering bringing into your business.