Here’s a question: If you own a business, what is your job?
Your job is to design your company, set company standards, take care of your employees, be a good leader, and make sure the different facets of your company is running smoothly. That’s a lot of responsibility for one person. That’s why you need assistants, accountants, managers, bookkeepers, IT gurus, and everyone else you need to make sure that your business is successful.
You can’t do the hiring alone.
Of course, you’d have to hire a recruiter, but there are plenty of reasons why you should NOT do all of your own hiring without outside resources.
Your work will suffer
Hiring is a full-time gig. It can take up to 12 weeks to hire someone. Do you have 12 weeks to cut out your other responsibilities, when you can hire a trusted advisor to help you out? This means that during the process you can be involved, while still being present in your business.
Or your hiring process will
If you can’t dedicate the time necessary to hiring, you might leave out important questions or throw out good candidates who might just need more training. When you are stretched thin because you are taking on another full-time job, things will inevitably fall through the cracks
You’re biased whether you’re aware or not, so it’s important to include other people in the process. A hiring manager or outsourced recruiter can come in, discover your specific needs, set up proper onboarding techniques, and help create a handbook that’s legal and thorough.
It’s important to understand the jargon of the industry to search out the right candidates. Owning a business that uses graphic designers, does not make you an expert in graphic design. You could miss out on good candidates using inappropriate job titles or descriptions for the job.
Lack of resources
You are busy being an expert as a business owner. Recruiting tactics and patterns are constantly changing. Leave it to the hiring professionals to worry about optimizing your job search.
It’s important for a business owner to be a business owner. Just as it’s important for the IT guru to be the IT guru. It doesn’t make sense for you to do 2 jobs halfway decent when you can focus on doing one well and finding the support to fill in the gaps.
We are here to help, and in this job seeker’s world out there, we can find the right fit for you.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free call to see what you need for your company, so you can get back to being a business owner.