In some parts of the United states, entrepreneurship is becoming more common than ever. While this is an exciting time for business owners, once development is in full swing, it is time to build departments within that startup.
Although the founders involved with the process may be experts in the industry, at this point, these executives may not have as much time to manage multiple positions anymore, which means that it may be time to recruit new members to the team.
“Let’s face it: you may have started the company, but you are not an expert in every field of every facet of your company,” Inc. Magazine contributor Will Yakowicz writes.
HR software solutions can be a great tool to alleviate the risk of making the wrong hire. Because the size of the staff at this time may be small, employees in charge of recruitment need to do their research. Yakowicz recommends having a conversation with experts in the department(s) that the business needs to fill because this discussion can give relevant insight into the market, as well as expectations that need to be met.
From there, keywords can be implemented into the HR software, so the program knows to pick up on applications that have phrases that matches the business’ mission or position requirements.
“You will need benchmarks to see if the candidates are actually up to snuff,” he added. “Start thinking about each role and what you want to get out of that employee.”
It can be hard at first, but having a set of requirements in place can decrease the likelihood of employing the wrong staffer for the startup.