How to find staff for your business

How to find staff for your business


Finding staff for your business is easier than ever thanks to the multitude of online tools and resources available. However, navigating through the complex web of options can be tricky, especially if this is your first time hiring new candidates. Skillsroad has the complete low down on how you can find staff for your business with some simple tips.

Recruit yourself or via an agency?

The first step you need to consider when attempting to find staff for your business is whether or not it would be easier or more cost effective to use a recruitment agency. We’ve analysed some of the pros and cons of each option which you can read more about here

If you’ve made the decision to use an agency, there are a huge variety of options available to you, with big names including: Hays, Hudson, Chandler Macleod and more. 

If you’d rather do it alone, there are a number of options you can take to find staff for your business, which we’ve outlined below:

Online jobs board

There are a number of online jobs boards available in Australia for you to choose from including the big names such as SEEK, Indeed, MyCareer and LinkedIn Jobs. Each has its own pros and cons that you will need to evaluate before listing a role. Some platforms like Seek and LinkedIn require a hefty upfront cost in order to list job on their website, whilst others a free – be sure to do your research and evaluate how much you are willing to spend before taking the plunge.

Skillsroad also has a free jobs board that you can use to list your roles on. As one of the leading career advice and entry level jobs platforms in the country, we can help you source high quality job-ready candidates, fast. Click here to get started.

Social media

With 92% of companies turning to social media to help them find staff for their businesses, it’s important that you’re aware of the benefits it can offer you. If your business has a Facebook or LinkedIn profile, simply share your role on your page and encourage your networks to share or tag a friend who may suit the role.

It’s a free and easy way to let your networks do the leg work for you! To get an extra leg up, we recommend boosting your role using paid advertising on social media such as Facebook, where you can target specific people based on their interests.

Listing your role on your website

Lastly, if you’ve got a well-established website with a decent amount of traffic, it may be worth adding a “careers” page to your website’s main navigation. Here you can list your role where potential candidates can be encouraged to contact you via mobile or email to apply for your role.

So, if you’re wondering how to find staff for your business, wonder no more – there are a huge variety of options available to you from hitting up online jobs boards to using social media. Evaluate the ones that suit you and you’ll be well on your way to finding a new team member, fast.
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