Hiring can be one of the most difficult tasks when growing a small business. Each team member you add brings hope of additional value and expertise to grow your business. But there is always a concern about hiring a team member that does not fit the culture of your company or winds up on the “outside.”
DefinedLogic started with three people ten years ago. As a technology services company, we are selling the skills of our resources. We do not have a product that we can have a potential client touch or try. Our product is our people, so ensuring we have the best talent for each client is very important to our success.
We are now over 50 people, and have utilized several methods for finding and screening potential candidates. We use standard recruitment practices, for example, outside recruitment firms. However, one of the most effective ways of hiring talented people (that fit our culture) is to use our current staff to help recruit. The larger our staff grew, the more we realized how effective our employees could be at recruiting friends, former co-workers, and even family to continue to grow our DefinedLogic family.