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CareerBuilder: More Hiring Tips for Green Jobs

Chances are if you are the owner of a company in the sustainability industry, this also qualifies you as a small business owner. If you begin to experience some growth in your green business, there may come a time when you’ll need to bring on a new employee. It’s hard to know where to start, so here are a few more tips on hiring the right person to your business.

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REALLY know what you’re looking for.

“Help wanted” doesn’t cut it. You have to get down to the specifics. What specifically are you looking for in a person to fill this position? What skills do you require? What do you see the position evolving to become? It can be helpful to weed people out to focus on the specific skills rather than the intangibles. This will also help you create the most accurate job description.

Find the pulse on your work culture

Whether it’s just you and one other person or a staff of 25, you need to properly understand what your work culture is and what kind of person would be a good fit. Culture fit is especially important for a small business, as someone who goes against the grain can sometimes cause harm from within. You need someone that is interested in professional growth while also respecting your work culture and company goals.

Where to find the best employees

Hiring is a huge chore for any business owner, but especially when your business is small and you might be taking it all on yourself. Luckily there are great resources out there to help you out. When you’re ready to being your hiring process, we recommend you post your job on CareerBuilder to find the best candidates. Good luck in your search!

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