5 Hiring Tips for Small Marketing Teams
Ensure you point out all progression and training opportunities, and be clear about the mission, vision, core values and culture of your firm. This can be as important as the offer you are willing to put forth.
Communication is vital when looking for new talent to recruit. It is your responsibility to communicate a clear and easy to understand message regarding the type of individual you are looking to hire. If you are too vague in your job posting, you will have curriculum vitae coming from every single direction.
4. Refine the Interview Procedure
Let’s assume you have outlined your top desired qualities in a candidate, are fishing in the right place for quality applicants, have clearly outlined the job role and communicated all that your company can offer to the right employee. Then. you are ready to interview.
Make sure you put your best foot forward on the interview, as should the right candidate; it is a two way street between the interviewee choosing you as you choosing your interviewer – especially in a competitive industry.
Place the best interviewers in front of your candidates and ensure they have the ability to identify the ideal qualities and attributes in candidates and know what the job will take. We use Acumax Index to assist us in the interviewing process to help attract the right candidates and weed out those who are not a good fit.
5. Retain Your Talent
Keep your people happy — especially the high value employees who you rely on to get the job done. Ensure you execute this by following the best recruitment and employment practices of the particular industry.
The cost in time and money to find the right talent, and that of turnover in staff, can be significant. So whatever you need to do to make sure your employees are happy with their positions (within reason of course), do just that. In the long run, developing additional incentive programs and giving employees job perks and performance incentives really set the bar high and allow your organization to retain its key talent year after year. As soon as you’ve hired the right talent, you can begin to piece the hires together to create a working marketing team that can function effectively and drive your company forward.