How to Grow When It’s Slow is another Blog Series from the Acadia Parish Chamber.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many businesses were forced to go fully virtual for their customers. Also going virtual were many employees, not able to come into work due to brick-and-mortars being closed down, but still able to provide for their customers virtually. Hiring the best talent for your business, regardless of where they live, can be the best thing right now for your business. Here are some tips of hiring suggestions for a remote workplace.
Hire the best talent for the best compensation
Cameron Herold advises businesses to focus on hiring the best talent and offering the best compensation plan. According to the business expert, you should recruit employees who will work best with your company and culture regardless of where they live. They should be able to fit into the business culture and work with minimal help and supervision.
Train employees to do job interviews
One of the mistakes that most businesses make when it comes to hiring is failing to train employees to do job interviews. Today, companies are competing for top talent, making it essential to create a recruitment process that will help you attract the best employees. The interviewers will know how to ask the right questions and understand the importance of job relevance during the interviews.
Work with freelance recruiters
When looking to hire remote talent, you should cast your net wide. Working with freelance recruiters can help you find employees with the capabilities you need during tough times. The recruitment specialist will play a big role in outsourcing talent, effectively making the hiring process fast and easy. You can also make use of social media to reach a wider audience.
Help candidates self-decide if they fit in the setup
Since remote working is not for everyone, you should actively help candidates to determine if they fit in the setup. During the recruitment process, we suggest that you give the candidates an insider look into what working remotely involves. Sharing an insider perspective will not only prepare them for their work environment but also help you make the most of the skills they offer.
Offer a paid work trial
Once you have identified the best candidate for the job, you can offer a paid work trial before making an offer. This period will give you a chance to see how skilled they are, whether they fit into your business, and how will they can learn. We recommend that you give candidates actual work during the trial process and provide flexible work schedules.
Running a business and guiding your team through uncertain times is a huge challenge. Growing your business when it is slow, will be even more challenging. You will need to boost revenue and ensure that all your employees are protected from tough times. As a Chamber, we believe that only true leadership can help navigate a crisis. Business leaders can use these tips to help their companies survive and thrive.
This has been the final part of the How to Grow When It’s Slow blog series. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the information provided in the series and that you’ve learned something for your business!