How to Hire the Best Employees for Your Franchise | Executive Care
As you begin to build your business legacy by owning a franchise, it is important to choose those who will be the backbone of your business carefully—that is, your employees. As you begin to hire for your franchise, keep these tips in mind:
Smart Hiring for Your Franchise Is Key
Attitude is everything. Your employees are an extension of yourself, and hiring ones that have a good attitude is one of the most important things you can do. Consider this:
- A positive outlook will lift the entire team up—and it just takes one negative employee to drag everyone down.
- A great attitude affects not only your staff—positive employees lead to happy customers and repeat customers.
- Positive employees will create a great impression on potential new hires, keeping the positivity going.
Job descriptions attract the right applicants. When writing your job descriptions, think about the type of person who would be perfect for the role and use that as a guide. Be sure to include things like:
- Extra opportunities for growth
- Must-haves and nice-to-haves
- All the requirements of the job
- The attitude you’re looking for in this hire
Being thorough pays off. Don’t forget to do your due diligence after a candidate makes a good first impression by performing a thorough screening.
- Check every provided reference.
- Do a background check.
- Perform a quick Google search for red flags.
- Check social media to be sure the candidate can represent your business.
Provide Ongoing Support to Your Hires
After the contract is signed and the time clock is programmed, your job is done, right? Not so fast!
Providing employees with ongoing support will increase employee retention, job satisfaction and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
Thankfully, supporting your staff is one of the most rewarding parts of being a manager. Create extra opportunities for engagement by providing ongoing training, recognizing accomplishments (both big and small) and asking staff for their feedback and insights.
By garnering a strong working relationship with your staff from day one, you can increase retention—meaning you can spend less time on hiring and more time on developing your new franchise.
When you’re picking a franchise, it’s important to find one that will support you along the way. If you’re curious about how Executive Care works with its franchise owners, reach out to us today!