Hiring team members … Maybe you need to start hiring now or maybe as a business woman you haven’t even thought about this part of business growth yet.

Wherever you are on the recruitment journey, you need to read this blog because hiring the right people will be one of your biggest growth drivers for future scalability.

With an effective strategy, your small business will not only attract the right people, but it can also help you choose the right person for the job so the position is in line with your future growth goals.

Your decision now in hiring team members, can mean a highly successful business in the future.

In this blog, you’ll learn why you need a strategy when hiring team members to scale your small business and how to hire for a position effectively.

What is a recruitment strategy?

A recruiting (or hiring) strategy is simply your action plan for hiring team members. It’s the steps you will take to attract, engage, onboard and retain your team.

Without one, you may be going into the hiring process blind.

So how does efficient recruitment benefit your business?

  • Get the right person for the job in the first instance
  • Saves time and money
  • Increases productivity
  • Improves long-term retention

Your hiring strategy should also be aligned with your business’s long-term goals. In it you should outline what you require, the skills needed, future team planning, marketing strategies, selection criteria and budget.

Why do you need a strategy when hiring team members?

Big corporations have the budget to hire staff but if you’re a solo or micro business then you need a recruitment strategy as part of your growth plan.

How do you hire strategically?

  • Knowing your financial situation, this will help you decide if you want to hire a local or overseas team.
  • Hire someone who has the same values as you, don’t just focus on how much it will cost you or try to get the cheapest option.
  • Have a job description.
  • Does the candidate need to take any specific assessment result as a part of your selection criteria? For example, Kolbe-A Index or Clifton Strength Finders. The results will be helpful to build and maintain a positive work culture as you know the team’s strengths and weaknesses.

How can an OBM or a VA help?

You may already know what a VA is, but may have never heard of, or have very little knowledge about, an OBM. Both are able to help you to scale if you have the right people in the right seats.

Online Business Manager (OBM): An OBM works with their clients on a business partner level to create specific strategies to help their business grow. Then they manage the project, strategy, event or team from start to finish. They are in essence the planners.

Virtual assistant (VA): A VA is more task-driven rather than project driven. They are the doers. With a VA, you give them the task and they do it so you don’t have to!

To find out if you need an OBM or a VA, take this quiz now.