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.

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How Small Businesses Hire: Top 2014 Trends Revealed | Webcast

  1. 1. How Small Businesses Hire: Top 2014 Trends Revealed 
  2. 2. Survey details 515 Small business owners and operators U.S. only Range of industries Small business survey details
  3. 3. Areas We’ll Cover ü  Talent Search ü  Evaluating Talent ü  The Location Factor Plus, actionable steps for each section
  4. 4. Talent Search
  5. 5. Online channels deliver
  6. 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. 7. Want to learn more about company pages? linkd.in/1l0L02U
  8. 8. 88% don’t proactively recruit adaptable hires
  9. 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. 10. 4 in 5 businesses leverage contractors
  11. 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. 12. Use professional groups to find contractors
  13. 13. Employee referral programs are under-utilized
  14. 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. 15. Only 50% of businesses tap passive talent
  16. 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. 17. Download free: linkd.in/1uLR0wu
  18. 18. Evaluating Talent
  19. 19. Experience speaks volumes
  20. 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. 21. The Location Factor
  22. 22. Understand the pros and cons of your location
  23. 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. 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. 25. See all these insights and more in the full report: http://linkd.in/1rnNXbE

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