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5 Strategies for Hiring Great Employees for Your Franchise

Profitable franchises start with hiring dedicated and focused employees. With so many qualified applicants, how can you narrow down your choices? Below are 5 strategies that will help you hire the best employees for your franchise so you can be successful.

1. Focus on Applicants Who Already Have a Job

Applicants who are currently working should be at the top of your list, especially if they have jobs in a related field or have been at their same job for a while. These candidates have shown they have experience and can be successful in a work environment, and those who have worked at the same company for years are usually reliable, stable, and committed for the long term.

Candidates who are not presently working may not have strong backgrounds or skills, or they might have exhibited negative qualities that were unfavorable to the workplace.

2. Narrow Your Job Postings

Put job advertisements in places where you have a better chance of reaching experienced and skilled candidates. Post open positions on your website, social media pages, and other industry-specific sites that have niche audiences. This prevents you from getting the massive amounts of resumes you would receive if you advertised on general job websites.

3. Look for Great Attitudes

You are positive, energetic, and determined to take your franchise to new heights, and you want employees that feel the same way. When interviewing a potential employee, take note of their body language, tone, and overall attitude. Also, contact their references to learn about their past attitude and performance. If a person seems disinterested, negative, or unproductive, it is best to keep searching until you find someone who is as passionate and excited about the business as you are.

4. Never Stop Looking for Standout Candidates

Rather than filling all the positions and stopping the hiring process, keep the job postings up and accept applications on a continuing basis. This allows you to conduct a detailed search and hire the top applicants. If you only look for employees when you have an opening, you will feel rushed to find someone and settle for whomever you can get, which will cost you time and money in the long run.

5. Have a Multi-Step Hiring Process

Take your time and go through several steps to choose the right person for the position. After you review the applications and check references and resumes, you can then select the people you believe are the most qualified. Next, you can do phone interviews and narrow the pool down even further before you conduct a couple of rounds of in-person interviews. Having several rounds of interviews gives you the chance to get acquainted with the candidates and see their personalities in different situations. You will have a higher likelihood of hiring an excellent employee than if you were to hold just one interview.

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If you are interested in owning a franchise and making a difference in your community, Best in Class Education Center can help you. As a franchisor, we offer support to our franchisees in finding the best employees and much more. Take the next step and visit our website today to learn more.  

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