Attracting, hiring and retaining great staff is one of the key pain points of small business owners according to research by Indeed. 48 per cent of small business owners surveyed said recruiting is a challenge and four in ten believing it is harder to recruit today than it was five years ago.
Meanwhile, almost seven in ten job seekers suggest it is difficult to know what a job will be like with a small business, highlighting the barriers small business employers face when trying to attract talent. Prompted by the results of the report, Indeed has published a resource for small business owners that aims to take the guesswork and challenges out of the recruitment process: The Complete SMB Hiring Handbook: Everything you need to make the perfect hire
Indeed’s Head of Career Insights, Jay Munro, says: “As small businesses continue to grow and expand, it is important that they understand job seeker behaviour and opinions as it is essential to attract the talent they need to remain competitive.”
Munro believes small businesses can take advantage of their unique position to appeal to job seekers.
“At Indeed, we are committed to ensuring we are providing the best tools to SMBs. The new handbook provides insights into the hearts and minds of job seekers to ensure SMBs can compete with larger companies for the best candidates,” said Monro.
“The hiring handbook is a free tool for all businesses and is aimed at reducing the gap in recruitment knowledge for SMBs. It covers everything from identifying when to make a new hire, to writing an effective job ad, identifying hard skills and soft skills, extending the offer of employment and onboarding new employees.
The digital resource gifts SMBs with a range of tools, tips and templates to help simplify the hiring process, including example job descriptions, guides on how to post the most effective job ads, interviewing tips and more.
To download the handbook visit: www.hiringhandbook.com.au