Hiring great people is a key factor in the success of small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners. So how can you find the best talent? We surveyed 1,000 small business owners to learn their strategies for tackling their biggest hiring challenges and winning over top talent.
Here’s what we learned: Close to 40% of small businesses plan to hire full-time staff members in 2019. Interviewing takes up the most time in the hiring process, at a reported 7 hours a week. A majority of SMBs (84%) agree that finding enough candidates is their #1 hiring challenge. Efficient SMBs hire using job sites, colleges, trade schools, and referrals, spending < $3,000 per hire.
Anita Campbell from Small Business Trends and Alice Bredin from Bredin, Inc. discuss these research findings and share tips for how small businesses are attracting and hiring top talent. Learn how the fastest-growing small businesses expand their talent pools and hire efficiently, tips for avoiding common recruiting time sinks, strategies for winning over candidates against larger, name-brand companies, and characteristics of great recruiters – how much they spend on hiring and where they find candidates. You’ll discover how to make quick, meaningful changes to the way you recruit candidates and plan for long-term success.