Recruiting Tips For Small Businesses

Recruiting BLOG

It’s no secret that small businesses are often vulnerable to the costs associated with hiring bad fits. The exit of a single employee can represent a significant percentage of your team, especially if you have departments with just one or two people. And because small businesses are constantly evolving due to new technologies, service areas, and changes in processes, you may be relying on employees with legacy knowledge instead of fully documented standard operating procedures. The best way to protect your business’s long-term stability and growth is by investing in employees who will be part of your team for years to come. Look for individuals who share your company’s values and vision, and who have the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals. With the right team in place, you’ll be better positioned to weather any challenges that come your way.

The following are some of our tactics for finding qualified staff for your small business.

  • Create an effective corporate atmosphere

An effective company atmosphere is vital to attracting and retaining high talent. In today’s job market, job searchers are progressively discriminating in their selection of employers. They investigate advantages, opportunities for career growth, the atmosphere, the attitude of the owner or manager, and even the community-based causes and initiatives of a business. A positive company atmosphere can be a significant recruiting tool, spreading positive word-of-mouth regarding your business and helping you attract the best and brightest workers. 

  • Continue to search

When it involves recruiting new staff, it pays to be proactive. If you recognize you’ll need to add employees in the future, begin building pathways to find them easily. This will include internships, recurring openings and a bank of past candidates that are a good fit for your organization. By staying on the lookout for professionals that suit your needs, you’ll drastically shorten the window of missing an important worker in your company. So do not wait until you’ve got an open position to begin recruiting. Start today and you will be ready for whatever the future brings.

  • Provide rewards for recommendations.

Your employees can be a valuable resource in finding qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company. You can offer incentives for employee referrals that lead to a hire, which will encourage your employees to spread the word about your current openings. Applicants with similar mindsets and emotional behaviors to your current employees are also more likely to be a good fit, which is essential for collaboration and a positive company atmosphere. By leveraging your employees in the recruiting process, you can save time and money while finding candidates who are more likely to be a good fit for your organization.

  • Give the appropriate rewards.

When recruiting top-performing workers, offering the right reward is always a good tactic. However, competition with the salaries of larger companies isn’t always possible. Instead, consider other benefits and incentives you can offer that employees care about. For example, providing flexible working hours, telecommuting options, and additional vacation days can be appealing to workers who value work-life balance. Offering professional development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and access to state-of-the-art equipment can be appealing to workers who want to advance their careers. And providing on-site child care, gym memberships, and free food can be appealing to workers who want convenient amenities. By considering what employees care about, you can develop a recruiting strategy that will attract top performing workers even if you can’t compete with large companies on salary.

  • Recruit What You Need

Recruiting can be a time consuming and frustrating process, especially if you’re not prepared. Planning ahead of time gives you more time to put together a well thought out description of the position. and find the right candidate for the role. It also allows you to be more selective in your recruiting, which can help you save time and money in the long run. In addition, if you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, you’re more likely to find a candidate that is a good fit for your company. So if you’re thinking about hiring in the near future, start planning now and you’ll be glad you did.

  • Active Presence On Social Media

In order to stay ahead of the game, you need a well-curated social media presence. Your company’s Facebook profile is no exception. Make sure that your posts are current and relevant in order to not only build partnerships but also maintain authenticity with potential hires who may one day apply for jobs. A great way business owners can protect themselves from liability when posting online marketing material such as blog articles or press releases on their page would be by creating an “About Us” section.

  • Hire Recruiting Services

There’s a lot that goes into finding and nurturing the right candidate, which is why hiring managers should consider partnering with an experienced recruitment service provider. The checklist for requirements can seem daunting at first glance but by working together you’ll be able to narrow down your choices quickly so as not to have too many options or candidates in-house when it comes to time make offers on new hires.


Recruiting the right staff is essential for any small business to grow and expand. With the tips we provided above we hope that we helped your business hire more effectively. At LBS we offer a wide variety of recruiting and training services, so if you’re looking for help finding the right people contact us and find out if we can help SIMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS.

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