How to Hire Competent People for Your Digital Agency

Chris Delany

Partner

Your company is only as good as your best employees. When it comes time to scale your digital agency, how can you ensure that only top talent is desirable into your business?
 
Hiring and training new employees is the main challenge for many businesses and organizations, so you are not alone. Fortunately, there are a few effective strategies you can use to find the right people and keep up with the growing demands of new clients.

When is the Right Time to Hire New People?
Before you scale your digital agency, you need to be confident that it’s the right time. Make the leap too soon, and you run the risk of dedicating too much time and energy into hiring and training people you don’t need. Leap too late, and new clients might slip through the cracks.
 
Here are some of the telltale signs that you may be ready to hire someone new.

  • Your business has a steady revenue
  • You have discovered a new opportunity
  • You are ready to expand your products or services
  • You can’t keep up with your current client base

If you think you’re ready to expand your team, follow the suggestions below.

Have a System for Entry-Level Positions
Entry-level positions are essential for digital agencies, though many try to squeeze more from these roles than they should. The best entry-level candidates are eager to learn and adapt quickly to their environment.
 
Be careful not to expect too much experience from entry-level candidates, otherwise, you may miss out on a strong pool of hard working candidates. To cultivate talent, have training programs in place for new employees.

Look for Niche Experts
When filling open positions, look for people that bring unique talent and experience to your agency. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and the gaps you’re looking to fill. By hiring new people, you can expand your company’s strengths and make your business stronger in the areas you currently lack in.

Consider Using a Recruiter
With all the time that is interviewing, hiring and training takes, it helps to work with a recruiting agency that can identify the best candidates. A benefit to working with a recruiter is that you get access to passive job seekers, individuals who are not actively looking for a job but are willing to consider new opportunities.
 
Recruiters can also help you find someone that aligns with your company's culture, not just someone who checks off a list of bullet points. When you’ve correspond with the right person, your turnover rate goes down, and quality of service goes up.
 
Scaling your digital agency is an exciting endeavor because it means that you are doing things right. To ensure top talent for your agency, choose the right time to hire someone new and follow the strategies above. You’ll know when you’ve brought on the right people because your business will continue to see positive ROI!

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