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    Where do you find employees?

    Per the title, I'm curious about any recruitment tactics that TFA users have employed to good (or bad) effect.

    Obvious tactics include recruitment agencies and hiring people within your personal / professional network. However, I am particularly curious to hear about any experiences involving Gumtree and similar channels.

    Success and horror stories are equally welcome!

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    Ads in mass media such as Gumtree or newspapers may give you an unwanted response. Do you want 300 applicants on your doorstep?

    A recruitment agency can do that for you, but at a price. For a small, startup that may be too costly.

    The third option is to headhunt someone with specific skills. It all depends on what you are looking for.
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    Nowadays we use Gumtree and the professional and personal network route.
    I also have a small pool of CV's from people knocking on the door that sometimes produces a fair prospect.

    Gumtree certainly produces responses for anything mainstream - lots of responses. Finding the right candidate becomes a question of how good your sifting process is.
    Networking is a bit hit and miss.


    I used to advertise all vacancies in the daily papers, but haven't done that for quite a few years now. It certainly used to work well enough, though.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Recruitment agencies such as ourselves are a bit of a cost for a small company starting up, but for an established company we take all the grind and sweat out of it for you. We sift thro all the candidates, interview them, ITC, Crim check them if you require and send you the top 5 that would be qualified and suitable for the position.
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    Your success of your startup depends on working hard and a little bit of likelihood. Through experimentation business owners locate and great the enterprise model, only to become dejected if they are not able to find a staff to help carry out the thoughts. Picking out the great stuff brings about locating the great harmony. The balance many of us business owners seek out is frequently simply just mouse clicks away… buried in a very planet regarding spammers and unreliable, inexperienced staff. This is the directory 10 sites that will help you on your quest to find the great harmony.

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    10. Zirtual.

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    Just for clarity Terry Hopper's IP address shows he is from India. So read South Africa shown as his location with a pinch of salt.

    @ Terry I would suggest you be honest with us and tell us where you are from and why you joined the Forum, BTW I am not trying to chase you away.
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    Lol @ Terry Hopper ..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Just for clarity Terry Hopper's IP address shows he is from India. So read South Africa shown as his location with a pinch of salt.

    @ Terry I would suggest you be honest with us and tell us where you are from and why you joined the Forum, BTW I am not trying to chase you away.
    I would like to interact people regarding business for sale. That's why, I am here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Hopper View Post
    I would like to interact people regarding business for sale. That's why, I am here.
    What is the business you are trying to sell?
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    I knew he was from India because of the lameness of his posts, grammar and of course his proper English name
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