New franchise owners know they’re in for long hours as they put their hearts and souls into their new ventures. No one will work harder to build a business than its owner, which is why franchisees sometimes need help with finding the right employees to whom they can delegate some responsibilities. If you’re a franchise owner with your sights set on building a team of staff members to help take your business – and therefore, the entire franchise — to the next level, hiring resources can make all the difference.
Of course, finding the right employees who will bring passion and positive contributions to a franchise business is no easy feat. After all, entry-level employees are working for a paycheck, so the stakes aren’t as high for them. However, by starting off right with highly qualified and motivated workers who are willing to grow along with the company, a franchise can flourish.
So, how and where can franchise owners find the best talent for their open positions? This is a struggle that all hiring managers have, whether they are from Fortune 500 companies or mom and pop stores. Ultimately, no matter what the position, the employees who represent your brand, especially if they work directly with customers, can make or break a business.
Franchisees will likely begin with their personal network of friends, family, and associates when looking to hire help. But once they’ve exhausted that pool, having outside help for finding qualified candidates can take a huge burden off of their shoulders.
Connecting with a pay-per-applicant recruiting service (like CareerCo!) will allow franchisees to set the criteria and qualifications they are looking for in an employee. From there, they can post job opportunities online, and then only receive applications from candidates that meet their set-up criteria. The key here is that all of the weeding-out work is done for them, so they won’t waste time on job seekers that don’t meet a specific requirement, anything from having a clean driving record or having a degree, to living in a certain area or being available to work night shifts.
The best part is, franchisees will only pay for the applications they receive, with no up front costs to them. Not only will this reduce cost (no pricey job ad fees to pay for), they can customize how many applications they wish to receive. As a busy entrepreneur already stretched for time, this could be a game changer simply for the fact that it will free up more time for owners to focus on the daily operations of their business.
Learn more about CareerCo.com’s pay-per-applicant recruitment services today!