Your MSP business is in a peak climate in terms of technology. If all modern innovation were mountains, you’d be near the top of Everest. Accordingly, there are topographical features of the geography which will define your egress to the craggy summit. Hiring in technology is a lot different than hiring in, say, a labor-intensive field like agriculture. Following are several tips to help you avoid common difficulties in finding the right people:
- Looking in the right places
- Selling the job appropriately
- Ensuring you respond to all applicants
Looking in the Right Places
Your MSP business isn’t likely to find the right kind of applicants in terms of technology from a blue collar hiring pool. You might find a few diamonds in the rough, but don’t bank on it. A better strategy is seeking qualified employees from places known to be replete with the right kind of people. Working with peers and researching on the methods of competitors can help you strike the right balance here.
Selling the Job Appropriately
Since today’s market is a candidate’s market, and the majority of those candidates are of the millennial generation, you’re going to want to pitch the job in a desirable way. You’re no longer seen as a benefactor, you’re seen by many as a necessary impediment. Granted, you’re looking for the passionate ones; but you can’t just expect to find your ideal candidate simply because you’ve imagined them.
Ensuring You Respond to All Applicants
This one seems a little strange, but consider: if your organization develops an uncommunicative reputation, your best possible hires may neglect to file an application with you, rationalizing the chore away by assuming there would be no point. You don’t want that to happen!
Getting the People You Want
Your MSP business will have a lot less difficulty scaling the Everest of hiring if you know the lay of the land. This means looking in the right place for prospects, selling the job in a tantalizing way, and being properly responsive.