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Team Building and Retention

One of the biggest challenges facing small business operators is how to recruit and keep good employees. The people who work for you are your most valuable resource - they represent your business, and their workmanship, service and attitudes will affect your success in attracting and maintaining a strong customer base.

To build a loyal and effective team you must devote considerable time and effort to hiring, training and managing your employees. Before hiring anyone, it's important to clarify why you need to employ someone, and the type of person you are looking for.

This means identifying the jobs and tasks that you need people to do, and clearly setting out these conditions in a job description. This is a concise outline of the tasks that you expect the employee to carry out, including any special conditions that they will have to work under.

We work with you to develop a checklist of the skills, education, training, attributes and personal qualities you think a person would need in order to carry out the particular job. This job specification is an essential tool for screening applicants. Having clarified the sort of person you require, the next question is how to find the best individual for the job.

One of the disadvantages of a small business is that you can rarely offer the sort of career opportunities that a large organisation can, and small business generally has a reputation for failing to offer long-term job security. We can help you counteract this by working with you to build and develop a working environment that is highly appealing to employees as well as being highly productive.

At BDA, our team of experienced, highly qualified consultants have assisted many businesses in creating happy, loyal and effective teams. Contact us to find out how we can help you too.