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Let’s pretend you’re the biggest business on the planet for a moment and you need to bring on a new person; one of the things you are going to find out very quickly is that hiring the right talent is hard. Now let’s drop back into reality again and acknowledge you are a small company or a startup; well, hiring is going to be even harder.

You’re a youngblood brand, your cash flow is left wanting at the end of each week and your chances of thriving or surviving hang in the balance of your next hire. That’s a massive amount of pressure. Yes, if you hire the right person, you could see the world fall at your feet. However, it also means that hiring the wrong person could see your ream go up in a cartoon-like puff of smoke.

So, what can you do?

Well, a great place to start is with our list of top tips below. Oh, in case you hadn’t guessed yet, it’s all about how you can hire the best startup employees out there. Cool huh.

  1. Visions Are Very Attractive

We already mentioned the lack of money thing above, which can be a big setback when it comes to enticing top talent to come and work for you. That is why it is so important that you build a company culture with a fantastic mission and inspiring vision because that sort of thing really excites workers these days. People don’t just want to know their bank balance is climbing; they want to know that their lives aren’t just about economics. They want to know there is some point to it all. So, sell your talented candidates a long-term vision that will get them jacked-up. Ask them whether they want to sell black, fizzy water for the rest of their lives, or whether they want to do something amazing (which is basically what Steve Jobs said John Scully way back when Apple was a garage-based brand).

  1. Don’t Leave It To Chance

Let’s say you go home today and find a pipe has burst in your kitchen and there’s two-and-a-half feet of water sat there. Are you going to try and fix the situation yourself or are you going to do what should be done and call a professional plumber? Exactly. And that is exactly why you should be calling in the professionals when it comes to hiring. If you want to boost your HR department, then use HR recruitment specialists. If you need a creative copywriter, then see who The Creative Movement have on speed dial. Whatever it is, there are people that have made it their business to have an in-depth understanding of a particular market, making them perfectly placed to help you with your hiring needs.

  1. The Wonders Of Remote

It his the buzzword that caught traction, and for good reason. For most companies, it is a way of reducing their overheads while boosting productivity. However, for you, there are more benefits than just that. Talented people want to work for companies that allow them more freedoms than the traditional cultures allow. They like the idea of working when they want and from where they want, and so finding a brand that encourages this will see a big fat tick land beside their name. But it isn’t just about pleasing them because being able to hire remotely means you will be able to widen your net beyond just your local area and attract top talent from wherever you see fit. Of course, it doesn’t have to be as extreme as working remotely. It could be that you offer flexible working hours or letting employees work from home twice or thrice a week. Anything that will work for you while also enticing them.

  1. Be A Great Place To Work

Employees are very aware that they spend the majority of their days working. They know this. They know they get to the office at 8.30am and they know they don’t leave until 6pm, which is why they want to work somewhere great. Yet, you may not know just how great a marketing tool this can be for attracting top talent. Think about it for a moment or two. If you have a business that people love working for, these people will tell their friends, and they will bring it up in conversation when they bump into someone who doesn’t like their job and is looking for a fresh challenge. It’s the word of mouth thing. But it goes further than just this. Those who like the environment they work in work harder. How’s that for a double-whammy?

  1. Don’t Let Them Leave

It is all good and well hiring top talent, but it will be super-duper painful if they all leave, and do so quickly. That is why you need to make sure you know how to hang onto your top-talent and one of the best ways to do that is to acknowledge the universal fact that talented people love working with other talented people. It’s what keeps them engaged. It is what helps them grow. It is what inspires and motivates and encourages them. It’s the secret to an unstoppable momentum building. What we are saying is: the more talented people you have the easier it will be to attract more talented people and then keep all of these talented people together. It’s a wonderful circle that deserves to be cherished.

  1. Be A Thought Leader

It’s every small brand’s ambition, we get that. And we also get that it isn’t easy to achieve such great heights. However, the quickest way to get there is to have a blog and contribute to other blogs with guest content. That way you will be building your brand faster than ever, while simultaneously talking about your company online. You will be sharing your wisdom, educating people on the lessons you’ve learned and feeding information into the interest pool and this is good because talented people with an interest in this niche will read your blogs and some of them may even decide they want to be a part of it.