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As your startup grows, you’ll need to hire new people and engage new services in order to operate successfully. However, taking on contractors and hiring employees can seem like a daunting prospect. How do you know who will be a good fit for your business? Are you sure they can provide the results you need? What happens if things go wrong?

 

With so many concerns, it’s easy to see why entrepreneurs try to put off the need for hiring staff and attempt to handle everything alone. However, this isn’t viable in the long-term and hiring top talent could take your business to the next level. When you’re on the hunt for the best and brightest candidates, keep the following things in mind…

 

Create A Great Working Environment

 

Startup employees should always feel appreciated, and you should make the effort to recognize their hard work. By creating a welcoming, motivating and inspiring working environment, you’ll certainly attract the best talent. In addition to this, you’ll be increasing productivity at the same time. Happy employees are shown to be more productive, so creating a fulfilling workplace is an effective way of attracting top employees and keeping them.

 

Ensure Your Employees Are Challenged

 

When hiring new people, try to make their role as challenging and stimulating as possible. Whilst some roles inevitably involve carrying out somewhat repetitive tasks, there are a myriad of ways to make each role more exciting, and this can be extremely beneficial for your employees and your business.

 

Members of staff who are bored typically become dissatisfied rather quickly. By ensuring your employees are being stretched and challenged, you can get the best out of them and offer them a fulfilling job role at the same time.

 

Write The Perfect Recruitment Ad

 

When you’re advertising a new post or a vacant position, you’ll need to create an effective recruitment ad. However, don’t simply list the type of qualities you’re looking for and hope for the best. Your recruitment ad is an opportunity to sell your company and the role, so don’t do yourself a disservice by leaving this information out.

 

Create an original company description to entice readers, place your ad in suitable publications and on appropriate websites so that your target audience see it and make sure your job opportunity stands out from the crowd. With an effective recruitment ad, you’ll increase the interest in job opportunities at your company and attract the best talent too.

 

Broaden Your Horizons

 

Depending on the role you’re advertising, consider using remote workers. Whilst some roles will inevitably require a person who can work on-site, there are many jobs which can be carried out by remote workers and this could ensure your company has access to the top candidates.

 

When you take on remote workers, you’re tapping into the global marketplace and snapping up top employees from all over the world. In doing so, you’re giving your company the opportunity to hire the best talent there is, not just the top talent in a particular geographical location.

 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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