Updated: November 25, 2014
An excellent product, a strong vision and a purposeful mission are not the only factors that make a profitable business. More often than not, a dynamic and innovative leadership coupled with a team of dedicated and hardworking individuals form the larger reason why a business becomes a huge success.
Ask any entrepreneur what the most difficult part of starting a business is, and you’ll probably hear that it’s looking for employees and staff who will share their vision, and who are willing to work diligently with them in achieving it.
Thus, choosing the right people to help you reach your business goals now becomes a crucial step. Unfortunately, these committed and skillful individuals will not just magically appear at your doorstep. You need to proactively find them, which means going beyond posting a “Job Wanted” sign outside your business.
Here are some of the places where you can find the right talent for your company.
Internet Job Portal Sites
The Internet is no longer just a source of information among its users. Over the years, it has evolved into an economy of its own, which includes becoming a hub for human resource.
Online job portal sites offer a variety of listings that you can utilize, from getting part-time employees and freelancers, to full-time hires, and even interns and on-the-job training students.
Here are some of the Internet job portals that are popular in the Philippines:
Online Freelancer Marketplaces
There are also portal sites or more commonly referred to as marketplaces, which solely cater to businesses looking for freelance workers or individual contractors. This is the place to go to if you need to outsource digital tasks and remote work.
With thousands of virtual assistants, graphic designers, programmers, writers, digital marketers and other similar jobs, you’ll surely find the talent you need in these websites.
Here is a list of freelancer marketplaces that have thousands of remote Filipino workers:
Social Media and Networking Sites
It may be the birthplace of hashtags, memes and selfies, but social media and networking sites is a powerhouse when it comes to reach and influence. That’s why many brands are using it as a marketing tool.
But going beyond this purpose, businesses can also use their official accounts as a bulletin board for employment opportunities. A simple “We’re hiring” status update in your business account can easily be amplified to solicit job inquiries from qualified individuals.
Here are the most popular social networking sites that you can use to connect to potential hires:
Your Own Company Website
Do you have a company website? Then putting up a job listing is a cost-efficient way to fulfill your human resource requirements.
Individuals who are interested to work with your company will certainly visit your website to see if there are available job opportunities with respect to their skills and qualifications. Put up an online questionnaire and immediately filter the applicants according to your needs.
If you don’t have a company website yet, then here is a list of content platforms and websites you can use to easily build it from the ground up:
Advertising your job openings in traditional media is still an effective way to get applicants.
If you have the budget, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t tap into television, radio and print. Particularly, local and national newspapers, magazines, and community newsletters provide the most cost-efficient results.
School Events and Job Fairs
If you’re looking to hire interns and OJTs, then participating in school events and job fairs can certainly produce good results.
You may organize these yourself, or simply connect with the college or university student affairs department and ask if there are career talks or similar events, which your business can sponsor or participate in.
Hiring employees, freelancers, interns and OJTs are no longer as limited as it was many years ago. As you can see, there are now a variety of effective ways to find them within your available time and budget.
It’s time to scale up your business today.