1300 760 930 Customer Login
Login
Blog
Aug 2017

Top Tips For Hiring The Right People

August 1, 2017
Capify Australia

When you start out as a new business, and even more so when you start expanding, you’re going to need to think seriously about hiring people to help you out. People are the core of any business so you want to make sure that you get the right kind of people for your business. Below are our top tips on how to ensure that you hire the best people for you.

Be clear about the culture you want to create

Every new business should have a culture and ethos that they want to be known for. Think about what this is for your brand and try to find individuals who fit this ethos. It can be worth hiring people who are less talented but fit the company culture more. Remember that you are a new business and people can be trained over time, but that spirit which suits your culture will be harder to find. On a slightly different note it could be that you meet someone who you think will challenge your business culture but in a good way. If you can see potential in their way of thinking, and think it may help expand your business, then go for it. It’s always good to have a mix of ways of thinking in one business.
If you want to evoke a fun and playful work environment then be fun and playful when you are interviewing. A lot of new businesses ask fun questions to their potential employees to lighten the mood. For example, ‘What’s your spirit animal and why?’ This shows the prospective candidate that you too know how to have fun and it can really help to put them at ease in what can be a stressful situation.

Be Flexible

Flexible working conditions are a must have for modern day businesses. Gone are the days where employees are happy to sit at their desk from nine till five. People will be attracted to your business if you offer flexibility in where and how people work. You want the individuals in your company to feel valued and a lot of people will respect an employer who understands that due to personal circumstances you may prefer an earlier start with an early finish or you’d really benefit from one day a week working from home. Offering flexible hours and conditions shows that you are human and that you understand the needs of the individual.

Be picky

As you’re a small business you do need to make sure that the people you hire are the right people for your business. Don’t just settle for anyone because you need to fill positions. You’ll be much better off taking the time to find the right person instead of letting someone in who will ultimately not benefit your business. Also, remember to keep hiring as your business grows. If you can afford more people then get them in! Fresh minds are great for any expanding business and can help with growth.

Network

Networking is incredibly important for new businesses. Most start up businesses begin with a base of ten to fifteen people who essentially know each other in some way. Ask around your friends, other colleagues and people you trust and see if they know anyone who is looking for a job. Word of mouth is a great way to get your business idea out there and entice people to get in contact. If someone you trust recommends someone they know they are most likely going to be a good candidate. Also think about what kind of people you want and go out and meet them. Set up networking nights on social media which explain a bit about your business and get people to come meet you. You never know who’s out there looking for a new business to join!
 

Or call 1300 760 930 to speak with one of our friendly Lending Consultants now.

More like this

Sep 2019

Australia’s first online small business lender launches new Affiliate Marketing Portal to provide a killer alternative to the Big Banks

September 17, 2019
Capify Australia

Capify, Australia’s most experienced Fintech online business lender, has launched its new Affiliate Marketing portal this week.   “In Australia, Fintech’s need to think fast, and innovate faster. The affiliate portal has derived from the growth we are experiencing in the affiliate and broker market. We want to work with local […]

More
May 2019

Why SME owners are turning to online business lending

May 30, 2019
Capify Australia

More and more SME owners are turning to online lenders for their business loans, and there are some very good reasons for that. Possibly the biggest reason – the one that leads to all the others – is that online lenders have built their businesses to serve SMEs. They understand […]

More
Apr 2019

Small business and Profitable Trading

April 17, 2019
Capify Australia

Small business profit peak trading is a dynamic and lucrative time for profits. Set your SME up for peak profitability over small business peak trading periods with these handy hints. As you limber up to capitalise on enhanced retail activity, be sure to consider: Staff penalty rates Small business peak […]

More
Blog

Apply anytime, anywhere

  • No application fee
  • No obligation
  • See how much you qualify for

Still have questions?

See our FAQs

Chances are someone else has had the same question and the answer will be in our FAQs.

Call us

Call us between
8:00am – 6:00pm (AEST) Monday – Friday

1300 760 930

Copyright © 2019 Capify Australia PTY LIMITED (ABN 38 630 469 117) trading as Capify. All Rights Reserved.