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5 Ways Your Hiring Choices Matter as an Employer

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If you operate a company or own one, you might have the final say on hiring decisions. You may also be a hiring manager working for a particular business. Either way, you wield a lot of power.

That’s exciting, but it’s also a serious responsibility. Since you’re the one who might look over resumes, interview people, and make the final decision whether or not to hire them, you’re the one who’s going to potentially shape the company’s fortunes in a lot of ways. You may regard that as a good thing or not.

What’s undeniable is that your hiring decisions can boost a company to its greatest potential or cause it to go awry. Let’s talk about some ways your hiring choices can shape a company.

What Your Workers Do Impacts the Company’s Industry Reputation 

An employer is responsible for a worker’s actions. There are always exceptions to that rule since you can’t watch every one of your workers every moment to see what they’re doing. All you can do is tell them what the job entails and then set them to work, hoping they will catch on competently.

Your company will have a reputation within your industry. What your workers do will be a part of that, but many other factors come into play as well. Still, if you have competent workers who all seem to know what they’re doing, that will send a message that your business model works.

Other companies might want to partner with you because of that. If other entities within your niche see that you make good hiring choices and always employ top talent, they will respect you, even if they’re competing with you.

Your Workers Impact How the Public Sees You

Your workers will also probably have interactions with members of the public. They might have these interactions many times every day. If you have a brick-and-mortar store, for instance, the employees you hire might come face to face with customers hundreds or even thousands of times per day, depending on the company’s size.

This means the workers you hire will generate a reputation with the public as well. If you hire employees who are competent but also polite and eager to please, your public reputation will soon reflect that. If your workers are incompetent or rude, word will travel fast among the general public, and that could be enough to sink your company.

If You Hire the Right Workers, There Should Be Les Turnover

If you can consistently hire the right workers for the job positions within your company that open up, and you treat those workers well, they will probably stay with you for years. Giving them a solid benefits package and a competitive salary is a huge part of that.

If you can do this, there should be less employee turnover, which will benefit your company. More turnover means your workers are not happy in their jobs, and that also means you’ll have to spend more time hiring to replace them.

You should avoid these situations if you possibly can. Hopefully, you will start to learn early on what to look for in a good potential employee. You’ll also know to watch for certain red flags that might indicate this person will not work out in the long term.

Diverse Hiring Should Help Your Company

Many companies these days are trying to hire more diverse workers. These workers may come from different backgrounds. You might have individuals as part of your staff who are of different races, sexualities, genders, religions, and so forth.

Doing this means you welcome all kinds of workers, and that will do wonders for your reputation. It can also help you because individuals from different backgrounds should all bring different perspectives to the table. That can only help your company grow.

The Right Hires Will Likely Mean Company Loyalty

If you hire someone, that is a tacit endorsement of them. They should appreciate that you, and the company, by extension, gave them a chance.That is not enough by itself to earn their loyalty, but it’s where a productive relationship starts. If you show that you have faith in this person by keeping them on and giving them chances to advance, you should end up with loyal workers throughout the company’s many levels. That will make your employees seem more like a family, and they will appreciate you sticking up for them as they learn and grow.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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