Hiring for SMEs

Finding and hiring the right candidate can be a challenging for SMEs. Following easy steps from firstly identifying the recruitment need, creating a job specification, right through to interviewing, selection, job offer, contracts and onboarding, can help you to find the right candidate that meets your business needs.

 In this article I am focussing on two of those initial steps, identifying the recruitment need and creating a job specification.


1.Identifying a Recruitment need

It is crucial for businesses to identify recruitment needs to ensure that they have the right people in the right roles, which contributes to the businesses overall success.

Here are some steps to help you identify recruitment needs:

By proactively identifying recruitment needs, businesses can ensure that they are well-equipped to meet their objectives, maintain a competitive edge, and foster a positive workplace environment.


2. Creating a Job Specification

When the recruitment need has been identified and confirmed, it is important to create a job specification for the role. A job specification is a detailed document that outlines the key requirements, qualifications and responsibilities for a specific position within your business.

Here are the steps to create a job specification:

Once the job specification is complete, it should be reviewed by relevant stakeholders, such as HR and the relevant Hiring Manager, to ensure it is both an accurate and comprehensive description for the role . The job specification can then be used to create a job advertisement and guide the recruitment and selection process. By providing a clear and thorough job specification, your business can attract the right candidates and streamline the hiring process.


To learn more, please join myself and Samantha Kelly on a linkedin audio event, where I will be discussing more details and 10 Easy Steps on Hiring for SMEs. Link below to join – hope to see you there!