Hiring Fast When Scaling Your Service

If you are looking to scale your service business quickly, hiring fast is very important. What are the benefits of hiring fast when starting a business?

Now, that you know the benefits, here’s what you have to do:

First of all, brand your service exceptionally well

If you don’t brand yourself well, you will have trouble bringing in leads. On top of that, the leads that you do bring in won’t be as good of a fit as they could be. The better the branding, the more customers, and good workers it will attract. Never forget that hiring is a two-way process. When people are applying for a job, they don’t apply for every possible opening. They will look at each AD and decide if the company seems like it can provide a decent opportunity. People don’t come to you just because they need a job. You first have to sell suitable applicants on your business for them to even consider applying. Get your branding right, and the right leads will come right away.

Next, you need a good filtration process

(This form has been made in the BookingKoala hiring module.)

You have to figure out an effective way to filter out bad leads to save you time and money. Interviewing takes time, and you don’t want to waste time focusing on bad leads in addition to the good ones. Make sure that your hiring process is also scalable in the long run. For example: interviewing over a video call is much easier to scale compared to bringing someone into your office or meeting them at a cafe. This especially holds true if you are opening up a new location that is far away from you. Because opening up a new location or expanding can come sooner than you think, your goal should be setting up a process that is easy to grow with.

Be sure to hire the best leads, and hire extra. You’ll want to hire the most qualified ones, so be sure to call references and conduct background checks before onboarding them. Stick to this practice to minimize the risk of hiring a bad worker. Although you can never be 100% certain when bringing on a new hire, it is essential to take every precaution possible. References and background checks are a top priority, but you can also read and analyze their application materials and resume for any inconsistencies. If you don’t, it may hurt you in the long run.

You’ll also want to hire more people than you need

While scaling your business, there are a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. Workers will quit unexpectedly, some will fail to show up, and others may fail to perform up to your standards. The worst situation you can put yourself into is not having enough workers to cover jobs when situations like this occur. As long as you are upfront about the amount of work they can expect when first starting out, most people are okay with waiting for their schedules to build up.

Use reviews and feedback to determine which workers to keep

Don’t assume that when you are done with onboarding someone to your business, the hiring process is complete. You need to keep filtering. This process can take weeks before you find out who is your top talent. If you are using BookingKoala, we’ve made this part easy for you. The software keeps track of all of your providers or teams. Each time a customer leaves feedback on a booking, the provider will be associated with that rating. You can prioritize your providers based on how highly they are rated. This allows them to receive jobs first, ensuring that you are providing a superb service. Later on, you can look at your reports and determine how to proceed with the underperforming workers. It is crucial always to have top talent because this is what will separate you from your competitors. Keep hiring and filtering until only top-rated providers are left.

To summarize, brand your company well from the start. Find a filtration process that works well for you, and one that is easy to scale. Hire qualified prospects and hire more than required. Use a tool to help you retain the best-performing workers.

CEO and Co-founder at BookingKoala, home to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. Grew his first business King of Maids, to over 5 million by 22 with $6,000 and no outside funding. Today focuses on helping businesses through BookingKoala.

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