5 Great Ways Small Business Can Locate and Hire Quality People (Part 2)

Before reading this article, you should have already read the first two points of the 5 Great Ways Small Businesses Can Locate and Hire Quality People. This important article features some of the hiring techniques that precision Sign and Graphics, serving Riverside, CA and surrounding areas, utilizes when selecting talent for their graphic design and sign installation service.

Let’s look at the next three ways that small businesses can locate and hire quality people in the Riverside, CA area.

Offer Current Employees an Incentive for Referring Qualified People.

People usually hang out with friends of like minds and personality, so if you trust your current personnel’s judgment, work ethic and attitude; chances are they associate with other people that might be talented and looking for employment. A bonus or incentive will encourage them to look within their set of friends, family and acquaintances to find people that will not only keep with your Riverside, CA company’s standards, but people they already have an established relationship with.

NOTE: Sometimes people will not refer friends for a job that they do not feel that they can trust (their reputation), with the mindset that, they might feel like they would be held responsible for the failure of that potential applicant. It is this very reason why a good recommendation from a quality associate can go a long way.

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Use an Established Employment Application Template

To make sure that everything is uniform to industry standards you’ll want to use an application template that addresses industry standard questions. Naturally you can customize it to the specific needs of your Riverside, CA area business. With that employment template, you can upload an employment application to your website in a downloadable PDF, re-created in a form program for online use or as a paper handout in your office.

Take the time to list some information about the job, any probationary period, salary window and qualifications. This additional information will help weed out those that will deem themselves unqualified or overqualified based upon your description.

Note: Many state and local governments have guidelines in place to the amount of information that previous employers are allowed to give out about a previous employee; so don’t get frustrated if you not getting the answers you’re looking for. In some states, they only allow employers to reveal that the candidate worked there and how long… but, are restricted to telling you about their job performance.

There is one question, in these cases, that you are allowed to ask: “Would you hire that person back?” … Sometimes, the answer to this question will tell you know exactly what you need to know.

Take Time to Get a background Check Done

If you feel that you found a qualified employee that you might want to hire take time to get a background check done before you make a formal offer! (Discovery of the information causing you to resend your offer could be viewed as discriminatory, so advanced discovery is important) Many government agencies in and around the Riverside, CA area can provide free or low cost criminal background checks. 

Usually the free report simply identifies whether the person has a criminal record, but will not be specific as to the crime or severity; for that detailed of information a paid service may be required.

Note: Take a few minutes and googled her name online. You be amazed how the open records act will allow websites to list criminal records online. A simple search of the name and the towns listed from the application may reveal important information to help you with your decision.

It may also be noteworthy to ask for their Facebook, twitter and YouTube names as well, especially for those applicants that may be applying for positions where they’re going to work with the public. Viewing this public information will give you a look into their personality, activities and opinions that may support or sway your decision about a formal proposal.

Local Experience Does Matter

Small and home-based businesses need a competitive edge with a competitive price in order to help get their message out. Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside CA. and surrounding areas is ready, willing and able to put our experience to work for you. For years we have provided marketing minded graphics that are not only attractive but will help grab the attention of your potential customers as well. To back that up, we provide a wide range of services from banners and business cards to vehicle wraps and lobby signs to help get your message out even more.

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5 Great Ways Small Businesses Can Locate and Hire Quality People (Part 1)

Small business owners in the Riverside, CA area know how difficult it can be to find and hire quality people. While there are many job search sites such as: Craigslist, ziprecruiter.com, monster.com, and jobs.com; they can often produce under or over qualified applicants.

Often for local businesses looking for quality people, old-school or traditional methods can yield the best results. This is an area where the owners at Precision Sign and Graphics excel.

Our high standards rely on finding and retaining quality graphic design and installation personnel. Here, our people are as important as our product; as one is no good without the other.

In this useful article, we will examine 5 great ways for small business in the Riverside, CA area to locate and hire quality people.

 

Place information on your website

While this might be a no-brainer, it’s one that many often forget. Placing a “now hiring“ message on your website will not only allow potential applicants to see your need for qualified employees, but also allows your Riverside, CA customers to help spread the message to friends and family as well.

There is also a bit of a psychological advantage to posting this message on your website as well: It tells your customers that your business is successful and growing! A content or featured message slider at the top of your website is a great place to put an attractive help wanted banner. You might also consider putting an employment tab on your menu to keep a steady stream of applicants sending information in for review and storage.

Providing Online Applications – Having an online application is a great idea however, you must use caution. Transmitting personal and sensitive information through a website that is not set up with proper levels of security and encryption can open you up to possible lawsuits for breach of information. Additional options to gather that employment information safely might be:

  • A downloadable .pdf that they can print and fax back (the safest way)

  • An online form that gathers information that simply identifies their name and level of interest. (No Social Security numbers, birthdates or work history) You would then reach out to that individual to come in for an application.

  • Make sure your website is set up with a SSL certificate for transmission of secure and encrypted data. (This does not relieve you from the responsibility of properly handling personal information)

By utilizing the website tools that you already have you can potentially attract and screen prospective employees without costing you additional out-of-pocket expenses with expensive employment website services.

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Have us create a help wanted magnet for your fleet vehicles

Your business already have a fleet of vehicles for your Riverside, CA business? Why not use that square footage to get the message out about your need for quality people! Here’s a few tips for now hiring car magnets:

  • Buy local and buy quality. Many magnets that you get dirt cheap online are cheap for a reason. They often use a paper/vinyl blend that usually only lasts a couple of months in the Riverside, CA area weather. Precision Sign and Graphics only use the highest quality materials meaning that that magnet will last you for years, not months.

  • Treat the area under the magnet with wax. Car magnets retain moisture and will cause surface rust on your vehicle. Use a quality liquid wax to put a coat on the magnet and the paint to help protect the paint surface.

  • Just say what you need to on the back magnet. A common mistake with help wanted vehicle magnets is when you try to put too much information in a small area (usually 18” x 24”); if you can’t read it going down the road at 55 mph, is not going to do much good. Keep the message short and simple: “were hiring”. The rest of the information is probably already on your vehicle by way of phone number and website.

Be sure to check out the next article. We will look at 3 more great points dealing with good ways to get the message out about your need of quality employees for your Riverside CA area business.

Local Experience Does Matter

Small and home-based businesses need a competitive edge with a competitive price in order to help get their message out. Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside CA. and surrounding areas is ready, willing and able to put our experience to work for you. For years we have provided marketing minded graphics that are not only attractive but will help grab the attention of your potential customers as well. To back that up, we provide a wide range of services from banners and business cards to vehicle wraps and lobby signs to help get your message out even more.

Useful Links

For more information or to contact us for a Free Quote: CLICK HERE

To find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions: CLICK HERE

 

The Lobby Sign – The Silent Seller

It hangs there, a quiet representative of who you are, what you do and how well you do it; it is… the silent seller – the lobby sign. When it comes to branding, a creatively designed and quality constructed lobby sign can help set the tone for your Riverside, CA area business.

First Impressions Can often Mean the Most

A lobby sign for your Riverside, CA area business is usually one of the first things that they see when they come in, creating that first impression; so make it a good one. A lobby sign that is illuminated or has a 3-D appearance can really make a potential customer know that they’ve chosen a company that believes in quality.

Branding Impressions are a lot like People’s Perceptions.

Consider when you meet someone for the very first time.  It often takes just a quick glance, maybe two or three seconds, for you to evaluate who this person is. In this short time, you might form an opinion based on appearance, body language, demeanor or mannerisms. First impressions are nearly impossible to reverse or change, making these first introductions extremely important. 

Now place yourself in your customer’s shoes, it is easy to understand how these first impressions can set the tone for the possibility of doing business with your company. A lobby sign is that often underappreciated first impression that your customers can get while waiting to speak with you, even setting the tone for the conversation to follow.

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A Lobby Sign is the Silent Seller That Can Say Quite a Lot

A properly designed and crafted lobby sign for your Riverside, CA area business can say quite a lot about your business; they say a picture is worth 1000 words – a lobby sign can answer 1000 questions:

  • Am I in the right place?

  • Does this company have credibility?

  • Is this company proud of its brand and name?

  • Does this company seem grounded, are they going to be here for the long haul?

  • What type of business character do they have?

  • Do they have good employee relations?

  • Well I remember the name, the logo and the experience after I leave?

According to a Harvard Business Review Article, “A Logo is Not A Brand,” is important to remember that everything that you do represent your brand, your logo is just the first part of this impression that customers will take with them.

Practical Application

So, you can see how important it is to have a quality designed and crafted lobby sign for your Riverside, CA area business; you should start with a plan. The experts at Precision Sign and Graphics can show you many different branded looks combining a wide range of quality materials that can really present the “wow” factor that will make your first impression something to remember. Whether you choose acrylic, polished aluminum, foam cutouts, illumination or combination of all we know you’ll be pleased with the quality of the product provided by our experienced design and installation team.

Experience Does Matter

Small and home-based businesses need a competitive edge with a competitive price in order to help get their message out. Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside CA. and surrounding areas is ready, willing and able to put our experience to work for you. For years we have provided marketing minded graphics that are not only attractive but will help grab the attention of your potential customers as well. To back that up, we provide a wide range of services from banners and business cards to vehicle wraps and lobby signs to help get your message out even more.

Useful Links

For more information or to contact us for a Free Quote: CLICK HERE

To find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions: CLICK HERE

 

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