Following on from our first video in the series, in conversation with James Caan, this week’s video shows Helen and James discussing hiring for growth, specifically for SMEs.
In 2017, serial entrepreneur James Caan CBE was named as LinkedIn’s second most influential voice. Helen took the opportunity to draw on his wisdom and asked James what his biggest piece of advice was for SMEs when hiring for growth.
James said “I think when the business is hiring, the key thing is not to fill vacancies but to hire talent. I think sometimes, as small businesses, we become obsessed with filling boxes, but businesses really grow because of talent, and sometimes you meet the talent that may not directly fit into the box that you had, but they could impact your business”.
Hiring top talent is critical to the success of any business. Game-changing talent and a strong team are key to attaining and exceeding business goals. King Recruit understands that for our clients running a profitable business is the top priority and to do that, they need an exceptional team supporting them.
Many businesses are facing talent shortages which means companies need to adapt. When you come across a candidate that blows you away, even if you don’t have a specific position to fill right now, our advice is to create one for that person. That individual could be the very person that pushes your business to the next level and beyond.
James concluded by telling Helen that his advice to SMEs is to focus on talent, not always to fill vacancies because talent sometimes can transform your business.
We advise our clients to embrace potential over performance, soft skills over hard skills, and offer flexibility over convention.
We find people who will make the biggest impact on your bottom line, add value to your teams and drive positive change.
A high proportion of our positions this year were created from proactive introductions in the South West market. We advise any businesses looking to thrive to do the same and be proactive in their approach to hiring.
If you would like to find out more information about game-changing talent in the South West or discuss how to be proactive in your recruitment strategy, you can contact Helen Plumridge on 07808 537696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.