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CareerBuilder: Even More Hiring Tips for Green Jobs

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We’ve touched on strategies you can use in your hiring process before, but you can never have too many! Making the right hire is critical, especially when your filling green jobs for your small business. Here are three more tips to make sure you’re getting the right person.

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    Green Jobs: Borrow from your competition. We don’t mean literally borrow employees, but emulate their hiring process. You’re competing with bigger companies for talent, so look at what they do to try and even the odds. Take a look at the competition’s job postings when you are looking to hire and see what they are offering for positions that require similar skills. How do you match up?

  1. Green Jobs: Don’t try to get something for nothing. Now that you’ve seen how you match up, you might find where your lacking is in pay. Over-hiring and underpaying is a great way to lose your employees within a year or two. It can work if you both acknowledge that the position is temporary, but it might be in your company’s best interest to offer more and keep them longer. It all depends what you’re looking for! Just make sure you’re both honest.
  1. Green Jobs: Take your time and save money. The corporate business mantra is “hire slowly, fire quickly.” Generally, it’s the opposite for small businesses, but it shouldn’t be. It’s best to take your time and make the right hire for the long term, rather than the best you can find for right now. Be patient! The right candidate is out there if you’re willing to grind it out. It’s a process that takes time.

As always, don’t forget to post your job on CareerBuilder to find the best candidates and good luck in your search!


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