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4 Strategies to Facilitate Growth

by | Oct 17, 2022 | For Companies

Set yourself up for success by planning for growth during the hiring process.  Unplanned growth can feel chaotic, can cause miscommunication and ultimately affect your bottom line.  Ideally, you would begin the planning process when you establish your company.  And adapt and flow as your business progresses.  However, maybe you find yourself knee-deep in unplanned growth that is causing your business to feel out of control.  No matter where your company stands, as an idea or a neighborhood staple, you can use these 4 strategies as you move forward.  Shu Saito, the Founder & CEO of All Filters reminds us, “Your business objectives, the integrity of your company culture, and your success depend on hiring the right people who can both grow with the company and help facilitate the company’s growth.”  And these strategies can help you achieve just that, controlled growth in your business.  

1. Organizational Charts

Planning for the future starts by simply visualizing the company’s structure.  This allows you to map out where you are and where you are going.  You want to begin by mapping out your current organization.  Include items such as names, positions and reporting structure.  Next, expand your map by envisioning future growth.  Add new positions, add notes where roles may need extra support.  You can be abstract or specific by adding in potential hire dates and salaries.  There are no limits here.

2. Hiring Plan

A specific strategic hiring plan is a must.  Using your organizational charts, hire with the future in mind, pausing to think about your long-term goals and growth.  As team and talent needs are identified, ensure your hiring pace matches your company goals.  Generating a strategic hiring plan will keep all team members and levels of management working together.

3. Attract Top Talent

A new employee has the potential to push your company in new and exciting directions.  Attract top-notch, quality applicants by writing dynamic job descriptions.  Avoid cookie-cutter lists of static skills and strive to create a description of expectations; critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, creativity, etc.  Using your company’s value, goals and growth plans as a guide, review responses to the job description.  Identify possible candidates.  The right person might just accelerate your company’s growth!

4. Training

Once you hire, the process isn’t over.  Onboarding and training are vital.  Since time and money have been spent on both sides to prepare for this employment, consider an employee tracker to ensure any new hires are receiving appropriate training and certification.  This tool is not only for you, but for keeping everyone updated on the company’s achievement of its goals.  

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