Hiring Great Employees for your Franchise business – A Very Effective way to Create Consistent Results.
All business owners face the ongoing dilemma of hiring and maintaining a staff of effective employees. This problem is especially well known to franchise business owners, who face the consistent requirement of filling a team of intelligent individuals who work well together.
The task of hiring great employees is, unfortunately, easier said than done. What manager or business owner hasn’t faced the problem of hiring on a new candidate, only to find that they just aren’t “cutting it” despite the extensive experience on their resume, and the excellent references provided? While job applications, background and reference checks all provide keen insight into the nature of the candidate, this ultimately doesn’t provide the valuable data you need to determine how well the employee will work with your team.
Every hiring manager is looking for a common set of traits in their ideal candidate. They want someone who fits in with company culture, can be easily (and quickly) trained in the job at hand, has a great personality, and is reliable. If finding these elusive candidates seems like a chore that will never end, you have came to the right place for advice.
Let us share with you some of the inside tips and tricks for finding great candidates. Read on and we will also let you in on our secret tip for making sure you are screening candidates so effectively, you only have to interview the best.
Hiring Tip #1:
Make your job ad appealing to someone who wants to work for the right employer, and not just any employer. Humanize yourself and your business, and be honest about what you are looking for in an employee. List out the exact qualifications someone must meet in order to be hired, as well as some “nice to haves”. This lets job seekers know you mean business.
Hiring Tip #2:
Make sure you place your ad in places where it will be seen by the best candidates possible. Don’t just post it on your local free bulletin board, use several different sources – even though these may charge fees, it is worth the investment.
Hiring Tip #3:
Let unworthy candidates “de-select” themselves from the hiring process. Why spend time screening and interviewing candidates who were not the right material? For example, at Sunrise Business Advisors, we have perfected what we refer to as the “4-Hour Hiring Process”. This process is designed to gather the best candidates as quickly as possible. For business owners, the old adage “time is money” rings true, and the less time spent wasted on the hiring process the more efficient your business will run.
Contact us for more information on our hiring and candidate de-selection process. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions, and help you determine the best hiring and interview process for your business needs and goals.
Thom Torode is a NJ based Executive & Business Coach. He has owned over 5 different businesses and is currently the Managing Director for Sunrise Business Advisors. Thom’s expertise includes working with those business owners who have plateaued getting them unstuck and back in growth mode. Additionally Thom works with both franchisees and franchisors in helping them develop their leadership. Thom is also Director Consultant with BNI. When not helping business owners and their teams create the business and lives they want and need, he can be found following his kids activities.