Reaching a level of profitability that allows you to hire support staff for your business can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. Hiring employees comes with challenges. You need to be sure that you assemble a team of reliable people who will work well together. In the past we've done a number of posts on hiring. Today's installment will focus on newbies vs. seasoned pros and the benefits and challenges that come with each. Keep reading to learn more. We'll also have some great Stockpile tips to help your business. Using our quick inventory solution may be one of the business decisions you'll ever make!
Fresh and New
For someone who has never held a job the prospect of working can be exciting. There is nothing quite like the feeling of holding that very first paycheck in your hands. That enthusiasm can really benefit your business. Because it is all fresh and new to them they may be more willing to take on challenges and try new tasks. They may also be more adaptable to your preferred way of doing things since they don't have any prelearned work behaviors. Of course, you may face some challenges. Someone who has never worked before may balk at the level of responsibility required to hold down a job. They may prove to be unreliable if they lack the discipline required to show up on time. With no prior work history or former employer that you can contact for a reference you may have a hard time identifying these traits in an interview. Giving someone their first job can be a risky proposition but it might pay off in the long run.
The safest bet is probably someone who has some experience in your industry. If you can find an employee who has done what you do before they will likely be able to hit the ground running and quickly get up to speed. Of course, they may already have a particular way of doing things and that may or may not match your expectations. If so, you may have to work to retrain them. If someone is looking for the same job with a different employer it's always a good idea to question why they left their last position. While relocation, store closing, layoffs and other common circumstances are perfectly understandable there are some red flags that you should look for. An employee who was let go for questionable behavior probably isn't someone you want to hire. If someone is unwilling to say why they left their last employer you should definitely investigate further before making an employment offer.
A Real Pro
Getting someone who could do the job as well as you can can be a real bonus. That level of experience takes time to accumulate and hiring a real pro can be a big benefit for your company. They will likely be self-motivated, disciplined, and extremely capable. They may also be taking a job that is beneath their abilities which could mean they are just looking for temporary employment until something better comes along. Be sure to question their motives for taking this job before you hire them. Unless you're specifically looking for temporary help you don't want someone who is going to leave in a few months putting you in the position of having to go through the hiring process all over again.
As you can see there are pros and cons to all hiring decisions. We hope these tips help you. If you'd like to read more about hiring check out these previous posts.
The Quick Inventory Solution You Need
Wish there was an employee who was on call 24/7 to help you with inventory management? With a quick inventory solution like Stockpile you'll have that. Creating item records is quick and easy. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. This allows you to track all the information that is important to your unique business. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. Stockpile makes it easy to track inventory whether you have one location or a dozen. Our system is so versatile that it grows with your business. Plus. Stockpile is mobile compatible so you can access your data on the go. If you need an inventory assistant, look no further. Try Stockpile today!