Are you a new franchise owner and looking to add on to your team but you don’t know where to start? You’re not the only one. According to our research, about 75 percent of franchisees report having trouble with hiring. Being a new franchise owner is stressful enough especially knowing that the turnover rate for employees is high. To avoid having a high turnover rate within your franchise it is important to have an effective recruiting strategy.
Here are a few tips that can help you create an effective recruitment strategy and hire the right candidates for your franchise.
Utilize your Resources – Take the time to get with your team members and other franchise owners to gain insight on what has worked for them and if they have any advice to pass on. Ask them for advice on what job boards were effective, how to write job descriptions or if there are standard job descriptions available and what other tools they have used. Resources are there for a reason so take advantage of using them.
Social Media – With social media continuing to grow, it is wise to post your employment opportunities on your business social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. According to Mediabistro.com, there were 187 million monthly active users on LinkedIn by June 2014 and are continuing to grow. Have your social media sites stand out so you can gain more followers. Share things such as company pictures, events and news to show potential candidates that your business is a fun and enjoyable place to work. Show interest in other things besides your company by liking, re-tweeting or following other companies.
Automated Hiring Platform – Automated hiring platforms are highly used in the franchising industry. When looking for the right candidate, it is paramount to understand the types of personalities and skills that make for a valuable employee. By using an automated hiring platform you are able to do just that and more. Ensure your hiring platform has all the necessary features needed to effectively hire for your franchise location like: job board integrations, background checking capabilities, built-in customizable interview guides and scoring sheets.
The Hireology hiring platform can help franchisees reduce turnover, hire more qualified people, and speed up the selection process.