Small Business Month Highlights Big Challenge – LocalWork.com Offers Hiring Help

(PHOENIX)– With many small business owners juggling a variety of roles– CEO, accountant, janitor – it can be challenging to focus on growing the bottom line. Doing that requires exceptional employees and finding them can be an even bigger challenge.

According to the 2015 State of Small Business Report, hiring employees is a top business challenge. Here’s the breakdown:

29% of companies with 11-50 employees list hiring as the top challenge.
45% of companies with 51-100 employees list hiring as top challenge (this ties growing revenue as the #1 concern).
56% of companies with 101-499 employees list hiring as their #1 concern.

“As a small business owner who helps other owners find the best employees I understand how daunting the task can seem,” says LocalWork.com Founder Ryan Naylor. “The process can be easier if owners focus on their goals before posting job openings.”

According to the Department of Labor, bad hires and employee turnover can cost a company 30% of its annual earnings. Naylor offers the following tips for small business owners:

  • Be Clear
    Define job duties and company needs in detail with tasks and skills that are required.
    Be Thorough
    Thoroughly applications and resumes before scheduling interviews.
    Review applicants’ social media presence.
    Be Picky
    Choose top candidates to interview
    Check references
    Trust your gut instincts
    Make the offer
    Promote Culture
    Show and tell how your workplace attracts and keeps the best employees

In honor of Small Business Month, LocalWork.com is offering the following deal to new customers: Small businesses can post three positions for thirty days for just $5. For more info, go to LocalWork.com. (Link will go live on May 1, 2015)

UPCOMING JOB FAIR!

What: LocalWork.com Job Fair
When: Monday, May 11, 10 am – 1pm
Where: Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th Street101 N 4th

About LocalWork.com
LocalWork.com is where local talent finds local work. LocalWork.com is the fastest growing employment website founded in Phoenix, Arizona. Our mission is to support our local economy in an effort to lower unemployment. We build partnerships with vital Arizona organizations, non-profits and companies to connect them to local job seekers.

We host the Greater Phoenix Job Fairs throughout the year employing job seekers in the Valley Metro area, including: Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe. Be sure to register and check our New Arizona jobs posted weekly at www.LocalWork.com

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