When on the search for employees, the amount of time and money you put into an individual can really add up, so you need to make it count. Unfortunately, it really is a candidate’s market right now, so you need to be aware of the current employment trends that will help ensure you get the right people in your corner as you scale your business.

Hire by Community

When you have the whole team on board for the hiring process, you can get a lot of feedback on what traits the ideal candidate should have. This can be a great opportunity to communicate with your employees and avoid any clashing personalities throughout the hiring process. One of your employees may even already know a great candidate for the position. Typically, hires referred by other employees are very productive, more engaged, and less prone to quitting.

Hiring Outside Your Industry

Don’t be afraid to look outside your industry for your next hire. When you look at individuals with the right skill set, regardless of the industry they’re from, you improve your pool of prospective employees. This makes the process much easier. An individual outside your industry can offer a unique perspective that might be just what your company is looking for. As long as they have the right skills for the job, bringing on an employee from outside of your industry can be a huge boost to your business

These are just some of the growing trend in hiring today. By keeping your eye on current marketing trends, you will be better prepared to fill gaps in your own staff.

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA