10 Tips for Hiring and Retaining Top Small Business Employees

Growing a team for a small business is not just about hiring, but also about retaining your current employees. This concept is more important than ever as companies struggle to find qualified and interested candidates. Here are tips for both hiring and retaining top talent, thanks to members of the online small business community.

Upgrade your onboarding checklists by dumping Excel

Excel is often the default option for charts and checklists. But if you’re using this for recruiting and onboarding, it might be time to upgrade. In this Process Street post, Grace Donaldson explains why Excel isn’t the way to go and shares what to do instead.

Use these recruiting tools to improve your HR strategy

HR is just like any other business department; there are tools to automate and improve your processes. If you haven’t tried online or software recruiting tools yet, check out the options in this ProofHub post from Nandini Sharma.

Remove drowsiness and anxiety from the workplace

It’s impossible to get the best out of your team if they’re afraid to come to work. So if you have an unpleasant office environment, improvement should be your top priority. In this Startup Professionals Musings post, Marty Zwilling shares tips on how to get out of work.

Reward employees to improve their experience

You should not evaluate your team only when there is something to criticize. Rewarding team members for quality work is just as important. Learn how to get the best out of your team in this Inspire to Thrive post from Lisa Sicard.

Don’t let customers scare away your best employees

The “customer is always right” philosophy can make your employees’ lives more difficult. In fact, difficult clients can lead some team members to look elsewhere for opportunities. If you want to keep your best workers, read the tips in this Aniline post from Kevin Gregson.

Learn how to hire freelancers

Freelancers can be an ideal way to grow your team without taking up additional office space or covering benefits and training. However, the hiring process is often a little different. Sabina Lohr discusses some tips in this Small Biz Tipster post. And BizSugar members have commented on it here.

Keep effective remote meetings

Meetings are a big part of most workplaces. But letting team members work remotely — or at least attend meetings that way — can be seen as a huge benefit. Read this Smith.ai post by Ezra Sandzer-Bell to offer this option while still keeping meetings productive.

Find the best state to start your franchise

Opening a successful franchise business requires many ingredients such as access to capital and an enthusiastic pool of potential employees. Many of these factors change based on location. So where you choose to start can affect your ability to hire and pay for a franchise. Joel Libava of The Franchise King shares the top states to open a franchise in this post.

Fight the scammer syndrome in your company

Impostor syndrome can leave entrepreneurs feeling ill-equipped to run their businesses. And it often has consequences for employees as well. Combating it can help companies work more effectively from multiple angles. Learn how in this Noobpreneur post from Ivan Widjaya.

Inspiring others through positivity

Positive attitudes can reflect on others. At work, inspiring others through happiness and positivity can actually lead to better morale and positivity. In this Strella Social Media post, Lauren Galli gives thoughts on this concept.

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