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How Small Businesses Hire: Top 2014 Trends Revealed | Webcast

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We’ll reveal recent research on how over 500 small business owners and operators across the United States are winning top talent, and recommend simple ways for you to put these learnings into action. …

We’ll reveal recent research on how over 500 small business owners and operators across the United States are winning top talent, and recommend simple ways for you to put these learnings into action.

Download the full Recruiting for Small Business Guide: http://linkd.in/1rHBqBk

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  • 1. How Small Businesses Hire: Top 2014 Trends Revealed 
  • 2. Survey details 515 Small business owners and operators U.S. only Range of industries Small business survey details
  • 3. Areas We’ll Cover ü  Talent Search ü  Evaluating Talent ü  The Location Factor Plus, actionable steps for each section
  • 4. Talent Search
  • 5. Online channels deliver
  • 6. Online channels deliver Invest in your online talent brand ü  Differentiate with your free Company Page ü  Encourage employees to follow your page and share updates
  • 7. Want to learn more about company pages? linkd.in/1l0L02U
  • 8. 88% don’t proactively recruit adaptable hires
  • 9. 88% don’t proactively recruit adaptable hires Remember the value of adaptable hires ü  Consider adaptability when recruiting ü  Explore creating an internship, new grad, or veteran program
  • 10. 4 in 5 businesses leverage contractors
  • 11. 4 in 5 businesses leverage contractors Leverage personal networks ü  Socialize openings on LinkedIn ü  Find relevant groups and reach out to members in your network
  • 12. Use professional groups to find contractors
  • 13. Employee referral programs are under-utilized
  • 14. Employee referral programs are under-utilized Empower employees to help recruit ü  Try a trial bonus-based incentive program ü  Explore non-monetary incentives too ü  Get feedback on what’s working
  • 15. Only 50% of businesses tap passive talent
  • 16. Only 50% of businesses tap passive talent Don’t limit yourself to active talent ü  Take advantage of Profile Matches on Jobs ü  Brush up on InMail best practices ü  A little flattery goes a long way
  • 17. Download free: linkd.in/1uLR0wu
  • 18. Evaluating Talent
  • 19. Experience speaks volumes
  • 20. Experience speaks volumes There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy ü  Tailor your evaluation criteria to the role ü  Look for potential (adaptable hiring) ü  Pay attention to profile recommendations
  • 21. The Location Factor
  • 22. Understand the pros and cons of your location
  • 23. Understand the pros and cons of your location Optimize for your location ü  Facing competition? Be different. ü  Start an internship program to recruit fresh talent
  • 24. Your checklist Talent Search ü  Audit your LinkedIn career page ü  Remember adaptable hires ü  Tap your personal network for contractors ü  Be creative with referral bonus programs ü  Reach out to passive talent Evaluating Talent ü  Look beyond work experience The Location Factor ü  Optimize for your location
  • 25. See all these insights and more in the full report: http://linkd.in/1rnNXbE

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