Let’s face it, how many times have you advertised for staff only to be inundated with applications that don’t suit your needs, or applicants have some skills, but not all the skills you need? Then there’s the downtime training, the overheads providing office space, computer, software and more. What if the employee doesn’t quite work out? It’s back on the same merry-go-round. Haven’t you got better things to do with your time?
Before you put the next job ad in, I want you to stop and think – what skill levels are important in my company? What do I need to get done, and what personality traits must the ideal person have?
Let me give you an example – for years we had a position which combined HR, Office Administration and Bookkeeping. We found applicants were either highly qualified in HR (soft / people skills) or really well suited to Admin / Bookkeeping (hard / efficiency based skills). It was really difficult finding someone who combined both hard and soft skills, and it wasn’t until we understood the importance of personality testing that we realised we were pulling from opposite ends of the spectrum, and trying to make this fit into one person! The impossible ask! No wonder I never quite got the perfect candidate who could do everything I wanted to the level I wanted it!
If this sounds familiar, there is a solution – outsourcing.
Soft skills are something really important in any business. Managing staff members and being able to get the most out of them, keeping them motivated, communicating well, and developing the internal culture within your business is really key to achieving great things as a team. Big businesses like Google and Amazon have known this and embraced this in their business for years.
Hard skills are a different thing entirely. They’re task based, procedure based and relatively simple to outsource. Think about it, not all work needs to be done at your premises, you just need to make sure it’s done. How it gets done is less relevant.
Let’s talk about your bookkeeping / accounts. Outsourcing this makes good business sense for any business.
Firstly there’s no overheads – no desk / computer / phone / files or training you need to facilitate. You just pay for the work that needs to get done on a set monthly fee. You outsource as much or as little as is needed.
For example if you just need to get your data entry of expenses and reconciliation to your bank accounts done – that’s really easy to outsource. If it’s more complex, and you need someone to manage your payroll and ensure employee pays and super are paid correctly, that can be done too without hassle.
It’s all about Fit For Purpose!
Fit for Purpose Hiring is about looking at the skills you have internally and considering whether your employees skills could be put to better use within the business. With technology improvements and the high cost of wages, you do not need to have your business doing the same thing it always did. Modern businesses need to work smarter to achieve results, and by thinking about the roles required what’s really going to grow your business, you can outsource the more mundane skills, and your business can innovate and become more efficient by focusing on what it does best – providing its core products and services to customers, or developing new products.
If you’d like to make your business more efficient and re-evaluate the key roles your staff perform, give Evolve a call to take over the mundane bookkeeping and payroll tasks in your business.
There’s a no obligation free trial offer so call us now on 07 5413 9393.