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  • Writer's pictureCalla Norman

How To Hire The Right Employees for Your Small Business


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Hiring for a small business can be tough, but not impossible. While it’s commonly thought that “no one wants to work anymore,” that’s simply not true - with the right job description, the right support system in place, you can hire talented people for your business and keep them! 


Define Clear Job Descriptions When Hiring For Your Small Business


Clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of the position, along with specifying required qualifications. This will set the foundation for a successful hiring process.


Check your local laws on putting salary / wage range on your description. Some cities and states require it, others don’t. If not required, consider whether to post a salary. Many applicants see a posted salary as an act of good faith and transparency in a business. 


Implement a Structured Interview Process


Have a well-structured interview process, with standardized questions and behavioral assessments, which will ensure consistency and provide a more in-depth understanding of candidates.


If training or staging is part of your interview process, consider paying for their time. This shows respect on both ends. 


Evaluate Cultural Fit


Assess whether a job candidate's values align with the company culture - this is essential for long-term success. Are they a good team player? Do they take initiative? Do they seem to care about their community? See whether these align with your own values as a company. A good cultural fit promotes team harmony and employee satisfaction.


Check References For Job Candidates


Verify a candidate's work history and performance through references from past employers. This provides valuable insights into their past experiences and helps in making more informed hiring decisions.


Prioritize Diversity and Inclusion When Hiring for Your Small Business


Strive for diversity in the hiring process, which fosters a more inclusive workplace and brings in varied perspectives and experiences. This contributes to a more dynamic and innovative team.


An Expanding Team Means an Expanding Business! 


Many businesses that work with Honeycomb use their investment offering to speed up the hiring process and onboard new team members, or to hire new positions like marketing and operations leads. If expanding your team is something you’ve been thinking about for your business, consider running a Honeycomb investment offering to grow your business! 


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