As a small business, you will be competing for talent with other businesses of all sizes. Bigger businesses can offer lots of benefits, brand-name recognition and perks a small business can’t even dream of providing. How can you get your fair share of top talent?
Remember there are advantages of small businesses. Here’s a list of ways to think of your small business as a great place to work, even if you’re not Fortune 500.
- Less bureaucratic: Small businesses typically have close relationships between leadership and employees.
- Lots of hats: Small-biz employees have more variety in their work than they might in a big company, where people tend to specialize more.
- Just like home: Many small-businesses encourage a feeling of family in the workplace.
- Flexibility: Small companies offer more job diversity and great job growth potential.
- Made to fit: Small businesses can often create jobs to handle employees’ individual needs for something like telecommuting or a flexible workweek schedule.
- Success: Find out what part of your company’s success appeals to your candidates and highlight it.
- Tailor your message: Executives want to know equity vs. risk; mid-level managers need to know your company is in for the long haul, entry-level people want to see chances to grow. Everyone wants to know how their skills will fit into your company’s future.
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