With Colin Grimston of Business Link
When a business is successfully up and running, expansion is often the next step.
Before spending time, money and effort on employing new staff, as a new business owner you should weigh up your business’ needs, and decide whether taking on new staff is really the best option. To do this, you must take into consideration the wider objectives of the business and the skills gaps that exist within the company in order to reach them. Sometimes training and development of existing staff is the best approach, but recruitment may also be the right option.
To determine the advantages and disadvantages of hiring new staff, Business Link offers advice and support to any business considering recruitment. This offers suggestions on ways in which you can find the right employee and how best to approach them. There is a useful guide on hiring staff, available at www.businesslink.gov.uk/northeast. The step by step guide enables employers to clearly understand the different ways of taking on staff - and how to choose the individuals that best meet the business’ needs.
Recruiting the right staff and building on the skills and knowledge of your existing employees can make your company more effective, efficient and profitable. With a wide range of expertise in a variety of areas, Business Link offers a free and impartial service to help you identify the current and future needs of your business.
Once your final decision to recruit a new member of staff has been made, clarifying specific requirements and planning how to fill your vacancy are important considerations, and will ensure you get the best person for the job.
Hiring new staff is clearly an important step for any growing business, so it is vital that every employer understands how this fits with their overall business needs, and the options available to them when recruiting.
For further information about Business Link visit www.businesslink.gov.uk/northeast or call 0845 600 9 006.