Success for an SME business is likely to be defined and achieved by the people you recruit into your team but it really is a hard task to get it right!
The takeaway from this article is the absolute need to put your culture first in the hiring process and ensure you attract and recruit individuals who have the align with the right behaviours and attitude.
Minimise risks and don't take the easy options. Friends and family may be brilliant company at dinner parties or get togethers but they won't necessarily be right for your business.
The smaller your company, the more hiring the right people matters. (Granted making the right hiring decisions is important no matter what size your organization, but when there are only three employees and one is a disaster…) Everyone makes hiring mistakes, but here are five that you might be making without even knowing it: 1. You focus solely on skills and ignore attitude. Experience, knowledge, and skill are irrelevant if not put to use. According to a 2009 study, just over 10% of new hires fail within the first eighteen months of employment because they lack technical skills. Skills can be trained, but enthusiasm, interpersonal skills, and work ethic are almost impossible to pass on to others.