Keeping up with best practices for attracting and retaining in-demand candidates is essentially a never-ending process for every founder. Hiring the right people can not only make-or-break a startup, but they're also a vital asset for ensuring long-lasting success.
To better safeguard your company's future, check out these helpful tips for securing your startup's talent for years to come.
As reported by Forbes Magazine, hiring the wrong team ranks as the third most common reason startups fail. Unlike giant corporations, startups simply can't afford operational mistakes or major strategic misfires. With limited budgets and asperations of growth, there's just too much at stake to risk a bad hire.
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● Job Description
● Company Description
● Describing the Offer
● Job Requirements.
2. Keep the job ad at a reasonable length.
A good rule of thumb is to keep your job ad (at maximum) a standard one-page length. When job ads are too short, it can send an insufficient message to a possible candidate. Also, when a job ad is too long, it can become tedious and overwhelming.
4. Include pay
For 95% of candidates, knowing their future salary is the most important part of a job. If you have other perks, make sure to include them with the salary for an irresistible job offer.
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6. Clearly identify what makes your startup great
What value does your startup bring to the world? How is your company more innovative than the competition? These days, candidates want to work for companies that are game-changers. When drafting your job ad, always include attractive details that illustrate the elements that make your startup worth working for.
8. Be dynamic
If you are looking for a candidate that's 'cool' to fit in with your forward-thinking startup culture, it's important to demonstrate to them that you are also 'cool and forward-thinking' yourself. CVs and cover letters were fine 15 years ago (but times have changed). Show them that you're up to with the times by asking for their LinkedIn profile. To save everyone's time, before the personal interview, consider asking the candidate to complete a sample task. This way, you both know beforehand if the position will be a good fit for their particular skill set.
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You're looking for the best and most promising young talent out there. So why post your job offer on any old website with only a job list and search box?
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Author: Matyas Vejskal