Money Magazine just released its “Best Places to Live” for 2009, and while perusing the “winners,” I noticed that the towns listed all had several factors in common to qualify them as the “best of the best,” including a strong local economy, little crime, short commutes to work, low rate of unemployment, robust industry, great schools, affordable homes — the list goes on. There is no one magic component that makes these towns desirable; it’s a combination of factors that come together and compliment each other to make up a best place to live.
Similarly, hiring isn’t simply posting a job and accepting the first person who comes along. Successful employers view hiring as a multi-faceted process — stemming from attraction all the way to retention, with several aspects in between. As an employer in today’s economy, you must be cognizant of changing job seeker practices, communicative during your candidate engagement efforts, active in encouraging employee satisfaction and retention — all while establishing and building a strong and recognizable brand and fostering a thriving internal company culture. (Whew!) There’s a lot involved in being a successful business with the best employees on board, and sometimes, you need a hand to help you brush up on those areas which you’ve neglected — or simply haven’t thought about before.
That’s why we’re happy to report that CareerBuilder’s Small Business Hiring Guide is now available for you to download (for FREE… we must be crazy, right?!).
What is it?
The Small Business Hiring Guide is a how-to guide full of advice, tips, and trends, compiled by CareerBuilder’s team of small business experts. It is designed to keep you up-to-date and armed with the latest on hiring so that you can make your most successful hires now — or whenever you’re ready.
In the guide, you will learn:
- How to improve your internal company culture
- Tips to strengthen your employment brand
- The importance of employee recognition
- The six essential steps of the Talent Supply Chain: Brand Establishment, Candidate Attraction, Application Management, Onboarding, Retention, and Succession Management
- …and more.
You can download the full guide here.