Dec 29, 2016 09:26 AM EST

Startup Businesses Recruiting Tips: How To Find The Right Applicant

Recruiting new employees when a business is a startup can either be challenging or unnecessary. But these tips can help you attract the right applicants as well as determine whether or not someone is the right fit.

Here are a few tips taken from an article by Better Team, which provides one with recruiting advice. First of all, if you want to attract millennials, one must have a coaching culture.

A coaching culture also refers to a mentor system. Providing a mentor seems to be a bit time consuming and work distracting, but it is for the benefit of the younger employee.

New employees are likely to feel overwhelmed or under pressure when they enter the workplace for the first time. An experienced colleague can teach them the ropes and the newer employees have the opportunity to learn. Not only will this system attract millennials who, according to Better Team, are looking for jobs with opportunities for growth, but it will also ensure that they stay with you.

A second tip is to treat recruits well. It will not do to keep a quality applicant waiting on your phone call when other companies could be calling.

Because you demand quality applicants, you must also be willing to do what you can to get them, and that means following up on the application as soon as you identify its worth. In the off chance that you cannot decide whether to accept applicants or not, offer them a freelance opportunity.

Freelancing would help you determine whether a recruit is efficient, adaptable, and quick at tasks. If the output is desirable, you can then offer a full-time position.

Lastly, do not recruit new workers if you do not need them because an unnecessary hire can put a strain on the business. If you do need the extra hands but cannot afford it, freelancing is another way to go.

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