Dan Radak, World Executives Digest | Starting a business has never been so popular. With more than 4.8 million start-ups in the US alone and 845 thousand in the UK, this is clearly a start-up age. However, for a start-up to be successful, it needs a dedicated team of talented and passionate employees, who above all believe in the idea. But the question is – how can you persuade people to join your start-up and help make it bigger and stronger? These five tips outline the idea.
Tell them how you plan to make money
No one wants to be a part of a start-up that is bound to be a disaster. Ambitious and talented young people are more likely to take positions in companies that present achievable business goals and offer a clear plan for the future. This is why it’s important to show each of your potential employees that there are opportunities to make money and increase the company. In short words, make sure ‘that they know that you know’ where your business is heading and how you intend to get there.
Show them their importance
What separates a start up from a large company? Well, apart from the size and time in business, in start-ups all employees are expected to perform multiple roles and play a big part in the success of the company in the future. This is the very reason why ambitious people join start-ups. So, if you are looking to employ talented and determined people to do business with, let them know that you support creativity and diverse thinking. If you let them know that your business model is based on every employee playing an integral role, they will value their contribution, and the company they are working for.
Let your employees and partners do the recruiting
You can have all the enthusiasm in the world, but potential employees can still doubt your start-up before deciding to take a job. To show them there is no reason for their qualms, have your current employees talk to them about the company and let them know why taking the job is a good decision. No one knows better what can make someone take the job in the same company they did. In addition, you can ask your investors and business partners to talk to them, since they will definitely share your enthusiasm about the start-up.
Have a presentation designed
If you want the potential employees to take interest in your offer, you need to present your business in the best possible way. There is hardly a better way than by making a stunning presentation in PowerPoint, Prezi or Keynote. Let the professionals who specialize in presentation design services make one for you to include in your job interviews. Not only will the potential employees get a better chance to learn about your company and your business idea, but also see you as a person who knows how to make an impression.
Be open for job flexibility
In the age where 9-to-5 work hours are frowned upon, you’ll make a hard time finding young and creative employees who are ready to accept it. The reason – there are many other options that cater better for their needs. Millennials value job flexibility and you will have to offer them a substantial job personalization. Understanding their interests and life outside work will allow you to try to match their position in your company to their affinities.
Following these five tips will help you attract talented and ambitious people to your start-up in no time. The key is never to stop scouting for determined individuals who can contribute to your company’s success.
Dan Radak is a marketing professional with eleven years of experience. He is a coauthor on several websites and regular contributor to BizzMark Blog. Currently, he is working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies.