Growth is always an exciting prospect for new companies. It is the sign that all the hard work has been worth it and now the possibilities seem endless. However, expansion can also be a stressful time since your company now needs to start the lengthy hiring process to match the newly available opportunities.
Supporting your staff through ongoing training
Growth does not just mean taking on new people; it also means letting your existing staff grow with you. Your staff made the company what it is and have proven they are worth holding onto. By providing ongoing training for your staff, you allow them to hone their skills and study their passions. By treating them well and facilitating personal growth, you will build a supportive company culture and encourage retention.
Get your top talent to provide referrals
Before you start advertising for new staff, look within your company to see if you have a suitable candidate for promotion. Your employees will already have an idea of who would be successful in the role, or may have someone external in mind who can bring new skills and share valuable knowledge with the existing team. They will also know if the potential candidate will be a good fit for the company culture.
Hone your onboarding process
An onboarding process helps new employees integrate with your company culture and encourages commonality of behaviour with existing employees. An effective onboarding process should include:
- Company rules and regulations.
- Clearly defined roles and expectations.
- An introduction to your company’s culture.
- A list of tasks as part of a first week training program.
These tips will help you grow your staff alongside your company. By investing in the people that make up your business, you can more effectively and efficiently expand your market share and financial standing.