Your business is growing rapidly, which is a great thing. However, with this growth comes more demands, and it can be difficult to juggle all of those demands on your own.
You need the help of more employees and maybe even an assistant or two. It used to be that recruiting employees to fill vacant positions was pretty cut-and-dry. Companies would post a listing for a position that they needed to fill, then qualified applicants would send in their resumes, an interview would be conducted, and business owners would determine whether or not potential candidates were the right fit.
Things have changed in recruiting. It seems that there are so many people looking to fill positions, but a lot of the people that you reach through the standard “help wanted” postings just isn’t reaching the right audience. In other words, despite the fact that you have published job postings, you can’t seem to find the top-notch talent that you need. Either the applicants aren’t qualified or they just aren’t a good fit for the positions that you need to fill.
So, how can you go about finding the high-quality talent that you need in order to fulfill the needs of your growing business? Below, we’ll discuss some great options that will help you find stellar employees to fill your positions and help the success of your business even further.
1. Alternate methods of filling vacant positions
Recruiting the help that companies need has changed drastically in recent years. Thanks to the advent of the Internet, it’s now possible for business owners to find high-quality talent to fill their vacant positions all over the world! They no longer have to rely on the pool of applicants that in their local area; instead, they can hire remotely! What a wonderful time to run a business!
2. Consider hiring remote employees
The Internet has made it possible to do all sorts of things, including hiring employees who can work from virtually anywhere! Brad Dery, owner of NDS Digital in Armore, OK explains that. “You can be a small business owner in Any Town, USA and still find the highest quality employees from all corners of the globe.”
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are hiring remote workers, and it’s really proving to be quite beneficial.
What is a remove employee? Quite simply, it’s someone who works remotely from another location via the Internet. They don’t have to come into the office, don’t have to be in the same town – or even in the same country! As long as they have a reliable connection to the Internet, remote employees can work from anywhere!
Why should you consider hiring a remote employee to fill your vacation position? Here’s a look at some of the biggest benefits:
- You can find the highest quality talent to fit your specific needs no matter where your business is located
- You don’t have to waste time interviewing underqualified candidates
- You can save money on overhead, as you won’t have to provide an office space for remote employees
- You can offer employees much more flexible schedules than those in a traditional office setting
- Your employees will be more productive since they won’t want to lose the benefits they gain from working remotely
- Employee turnover will be reduced
These are just some of the reasons why you should consider hiring remote workers. Some of the positions that are most commonly filled by remote employees include entry-level positions, such as copywriters, junior web development professionals, and assistants. But, higher level positions can be filled with remote employees too.
3. Delegate entry level work to virtual assistants
Are you having a hard time sending out and responding to emails? Can’t seem to find the time to keep track of your books or to schedule appointments?
Consider hiring a virtual assistant to help you keep up with all of those entry-level, yet important tasks that need to be attended to.
A virtual assistant is basically a contractor who works remotely and has administrative experience. They can work from anywhere, as long as they have access to a computer and the Internet. A lot of people assume that virtual assistants are just glorified secretaries, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! These professionals can be a huge asset to your business. They can help to take a lot of the burden of running your business off of your shoulders so that you can focus on other aspects of your business.
Many businesses use virtual assistants for redundant work, such as data entry and appointment scheduling.
4. Subcontract and outsource
Instead of hiring someone to fill a position that you need filled in-house, consider subcontracting and outsourcing the tasks that you need to get done.
For example, if you require occasional graphic design work for your blog, you might want to subcontract or outsource the task to a freelance designer who works with multiple clients. Or, if you need assistance with a certain web development project, you could outsource the job to someone who specializes in web development remotely.
There are so many jobs that can be outsourced and subcontracted, which can save you from having to keep someone on-staff fulltime. You would use these professionals only when you need to have the work done, which means that you don’t have to keep them on payroll. This can translate into huge savings for you in the long run, and can also ensure that the jobs you need to get done are, well, getting done.
There are even firms you can hire to manage all of your outsourced projects and subcontractors giving you one point of contact instead of dozens saving you valuable time.
It can be really difficult to find the high-quality talent that you need to fill vacant positions or to complete tasks that you need to get done, especially if you aren’t in a major metropolis. It takes a lot of time and effort to weed through resumes and conduct interviews. It also can end up costing you a lot of money to keep someone on-staff fulltime.
Instead of filling your open positions in the traditional manner, consider hiring remote employees. Virtual assistants, web developers, and copywriters are just some of the virtual employees that you can add to your staff. You’ll save time and money, and more importantly, you’ll find the highest quality talent possible to fill those positions because you can hire anyone, no matter where they are located!
Talk about a huge asset to your business!