hiring new franchise employees

How to Hire the Best Employees for Your Franchise Business

So, you’ve finally found the right franchise to meet your needs and aspirations. Congratulations! The next step in your journey is to build a team of dedicated and focused employees. In 2021, this can be daunting. In today’s era, anybody can apply for a job with the click of a mouse. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the vast number of applications, along with the stress of interviewing each potential candidate individually. Luckily, we have a few tips to streamline your hiring process so that you find the right employees for your franchise business.


Leverage Your Franchisor

You can ensure that you have a successful franchise and touch base with your franchisor and ask them what type of employee they envision as their ideal workers. Make sure you get clarification regarding the qualifications that you should be on the lookout for. A good franchisor should have advice on how to find quality employees and how to retain them. If you can, meet with other franchise owners near you. They may have employees interested in relocating. This way, you can build a team with a core group that has existing experience with your franchise. 


Try Out Advanced Recruiting Technology

The average job opening garners quite a few applications. It can be difficult to vet every single application and still run your business. An applicant tracking system can simplify the entire process. If you haven’t heard of it, an applicant tracking system is a program the automates the hiring process. This program will automatically sort through the unqualified applicants so you can skip right to the actual interviews.  


Be a Good Interviewer 

Of course, it’s easy to get caught up on what the job candidate is saying to you, but make sure that you’re holding up your end of the deal.  You may be giving the interview, but it’s a likely possibility that your applicant is also interviewing you. Be sure to have interview questions preselected and present the best version of yourself and your company. 


Be Thorough With Your Hiring Process

First impressions matter. However, that doesn’t mean they are always accurate.  Some people can talk a big game in their interview but not deliver in the long term. To avoid hiring someone not suited for the position, be sure to check every box and thoroughly vet your employee. Call their references and perform background checks. Although it may cost you a little extra time at the beginning of your hiring process, it will save you time later. Screen your job candidates properly so that you can focus on running your franchise effectively. 


100 Acre Consulting

These tips can take a little bit of the weight off your shoulders.  But if you require further assistance getting your franchise business off the ground, Hundred Acre Consulting is here with over 25 years of experience to help guide you in the right direction.

To learn more about our services or start working together toward your business dreams, contact our team today!


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