How To Recruit The Right Employees On A Tight Budget

How To Recruit The Right Employees On A Tight Budget

Recruiting new employees is an important part of running a business. So, you want to ensure you have the right team on board in order to keep things moving smoothly and successfully. The challenge is being able to recruit the right employees when you are on a tight budget. In this article, we will share some tips on how to recruit the right employees on a tight budget.

Hire From Within

The best place to find people for mid or upper-level positions is from your team. Many times, the best candidate is right under your nose, one of your incredible employees who will excel at a new opportunity. Of course, then you have to replace them, but finding entry level team members is often an easier endeavor.

Incentivize Your Team To Refer Their Friends

The moment you decide to hire your new employee, you need to let your team know. You can then encourage them to reach out to their networks and recommend potential candidates. Some companies even go one step further by offering a referral bonus. This may help to motivate them to get the word out! Also, your existing employees will be excited to work with their friends and / or folks already in their networks.

Advertise Intentionally

It does cost money to post jobs on most recruitment sites, but that does not mean it is not worth it! It just means that instead of posting on every single site, you should choose the ones that make the most sense based on what the nature of the position is. Compare sites to see how much it costs to post job listings and go from there.

Lean Into Your Online Presence

If someone visits your company website, will they know your company is hiring? Make sure that you are making it easy for interested applicants to apply. D not make them search high and low for the application link! Put it right there on the front page. Also, make sure you are advertising the positions in other places as well.

Craft A Smart Application

Finally, ensure you are not wasting staff time looking over pages and pages of applications for no good reason. The application should be succinct. So, think quality over quantity. You do not need to read multi-page cover letters for someone that does not even have the relevant experience. Create an application that covers the essentials and hits the highlights.

Also, you can ask people to include their references and do a quick background check as part of the application. So, you have that on hand if you choose to move forward with a candidate. In addition, it can be a good idea to create a timeframe for how long you will accept applications for, and after that time review your options so you do not continue to pay for the listing to stay up when you have viable candidates who have already submitted.

With these ideas in mind, you can hire effectively, no matter your recruiting budget.

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About Emmanuel Oluwatosin

Co-founder & Publisher of AfricaX. He is interested in: Technology | Media | Startup | Business | Education. Emmanuel currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his family.

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