Building your future 'A-team'

As your business continues to grow so will your workforce. Building on original growth can be particularly difficult as businesses have been known to suffer subsequent declines, so it's vital you surround yourself with the best employees in order to give your company the best chance of continuing its success.

However, building a team that works well for your business but also well together can be one of the biggest challenges in human resources.

Below are four tips that can help you develop your ideal team.

Make the right hires

Although it's easy to hire the candidate with the best resume its vital that your end decision also takes into consideration how well each potential recruit interviews and will integrate with the rest of the team.

Experience will be a strong indicator of how well a candidate is fit for the role, but it shouldn't be the sole decider. In order to help with the decision making process, take some time during the interview to walk each candidate through the office and introduce them to the rest of the team.

Build a team around your business goals

Most startups will conduct their initial business with a small or sometimes non-existent workforce. Therefore most businesses will already have a clear set of goals before they make their first hire. When trying to source new employees it's a good idea to discuss their own ambitions in line with the business goals first.

Friends don't equal fun

It may seem like a great idea to employ your friends and run a business with the same people you share your spare time with.

However, many startup or SME owners fail to establish the differences between friend and employer early on and as a result can't clearly differentiate between their private and personal relationships. In order to limit the possibility of damaging long term friendships it's better to source people based on their credibility as a good employee.

If you are still thinking about hiring someone closer to you check out this article before making your decision.

Focus on the benefits

As an SME it's often difficult to compete with larger companies who have the potential and budget to offer more perks than a small business can. However, promoting the smaller size of a startup business can potentially attract top talent to your business.

What startups lack in size they make up in responsibility. Small businesses give employees the chance to make a more immediate contribution across a number of different business activities, giving employees more opportunity to grow and develop professionally.

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