It can be tough for young companies and start-ups to gain the skilled employees that they need in order to fuel their growing business. A common concern of directors of start-ups is that larger and more established companies soak up all the available talent, leaving little for small developing firms. This is, undoubtedly, an issue, but one that can be overcome with the implementation of a good HR strategy, including the nurturing of a culture of flexibility!
Make Flexibility a Core Feature of Your Business
One advantage that start-ups have over established companies is that arguably, it is easier to implement and manage flexible working within smaller businesses, in that it is easier to keep track of schedules and workload of a smaller team. There is much evidence to show that priorities are shifting in favour of a strong work/life balance, especially amongst millennials. Make flexible working integral to your business now and reap the benefits of an abundant supply of enthusiastic, skilled workers!
Market Your Unique Vision to Potential Employers
Make your vision for your company appealing by showing the human side of your firm. Arguably, this is far easier when your company is relatively new and localised! Tell the story of your business, including how you got started, and what drives you and your employers to consistently deliver fantastic results. Applicants for jobs will be inspired by your ambitions and will want to contribute.
Showcase the benefits of working for a start-up
There are many positive aspects of working for start-up firms. For one, start-up employees are likely to engage with their company on a deeper level by fulfilling many diverse roles. This can only be beneficial for employees, as a wider range of experience enables a worker to expand on their skillset. Furthermore, as the work involved often changes day to day, working for a start-up does not present the same monotonous grind that working for a larger company often does. Emphasise the role of creativity, and the need for creative thinking in order to boost interest in your firm