Where do I find the best avenue for hiring quality help for my service oriented business? Craig's List just doesn't give me the caliber of help.
I need help in hiring quality ladies who want to be their own boss and stay while the business grows.
I help small business owners with hiring and we've found amazing candidates for ALL sorts of positions on Craigslist. The volume is high, but if you have an effective filtering process you can find the gems. If you want to email me a link to your ad, I'll let you know if I have suggestions for changing it. The ad, and especially the headline, are often overlooked in this process. It's an art and a science to get it right and it sometimes just takes a few tweaks to increase the volume and quality of the candidate flow. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for women to do this type of work you need to find women that are already doing it but recruit them away from their current positions. Example. Locate your local Molly Maids, all local cleaning services. They usually drive the yellow cars or something along those lines with advertisements on them. Find the location that they show up at each morning and in a not so strange way follow the ladies to their first home that they clean. Give them your business cards and your pitch. If you are a good business woman and have something to offer them they will contact you and you just did your official reaching out to your passive job seeker. The ones that are not looking. No ads, just a little research on your part and maybe looking a little crazy. LOL. I prefer to call it resourceful.
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Are you trying to sell a franchise or have employees? Those are different mindsets and would need different strategies. One strategy is sketch out what the ideal candidates looks like, and then define where that person travels throughout daily life and what would they read (online and print). Start going to those places, marketing materials in hand and strike up natural conversations (not a sales pitch!). Think about investing in advertising, but not spending a fortune (I just did my first Facebook boost, and for a small investment I got decent results). The most important thing is be genuine and have answers why they should risk their livelihood with you. Oh, and tell everyone you know what the ideal candidate looks like, and ask their thoughts were to find them. You will be surprised the wealth of information your own friends can provide. Good luck!
I beleive you need to network with the kind of person you want to hire. If single moms are unreliable dont network at the subsidised daycare center (no offense intended). I you are looking to create teams with leaders, then think differently about where you know those people are.
I assume from your profile, you are looking for people who will act like owners (so I think you will pay them on a performance basis). Go to networking clubs (look for the MLM'ers trying to make it), talk to people at church (they may know somebody).
I hope this helps. Best of luck.
How close are you to Ft Leonard Wood, MO? There are quite a few ladies of Enlisted/NCO/Officers there that might just need an additional way of bring in income while their spouse are on deployment.
All of these have been great answers- Craigslist is not a great place to search for high-caliber employees. Especially if the job description doesn't have the right key words. The key to it is going to be the job description. My consulting firm handles headhunting/staffing for specialized searches and would love to be of service to you. Contact me via private message for more information!
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Perhaps you are not asking for enough in your ad. Describe your ideal employee and list those virtues. Mention that it is a new start-up and the rewards of sticking with you. Best of luck in your business!