Hiring Hint from Mel Kleiman : When You Shop, Shop for Employees
There's no time
like the present to shop for your next great employee. When
you're shopping, use the time to look for great employees
who might be available to help you build your business next
year as well.
Take a closer look at anyone who gives you good service;
it means your potential applicant has already met your customer
service attitude requirement.
Many of the folks who wait on you are working part time
to earn extra money. Even though they may not be looking
for other work at the moment, if you have interesting work
to offer they may well decide they want it, especially if
the job is part time.
Remember that many great regular employees are also looking
for a new job. In addition to your shopping list, take along
a list of reasons why they would want to work for you. Then
make it easy for them to apply and there's a good chance
they will come your way.
When you approach employees you might be interested in hiring
I suggest saying something like, "I'm looking to hire
a few people with your great customer service attitude.
I know you're probably not looking for a job, but if you
know someone just like you would you please ask them to
call me?" Offer a recruiting bonus if you hire applicants
they refer and be sure to leave your card.
Finally, remember to make sure your great present employees
are happy or you might find them leaving to take a new job!
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