Topic: Navigating Recruitment Challenges for Startups & Entrepreneurs.
We all know how difficult it can be to find the right person in this cutthroat, competitive world.
Luckily, our guest speaker, Hamza Mutebi, the General Manager of Turaco Uganda one of the best minds in business was able to share their experiences with us during our webinar on navigating recruitment challenges for startups & entrepreneurs!
We’ll go over some of the highlights and takeaways that you can use in your own business. Don’t worry; there is also a video and slides for the event!
Why Human Resources Is Important For New Businesses?
It is important to have a professional and experienced team to help with the day-to-day operations of a company. That’s where the human resources professionals come in to can handle all of the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring needs of the business.
They can also handle payroll, benefits, and training. And if you are looking to grow your staff, they can take care of all of that too. Human Resources professionals understand how best to use staff and how many people you need on your team at any given time.
What unique challenges do startups & entrepreneurs face in recruitment?
It’s tough to find the right person when you’re a startup or entrepreneur. There are many challenges that you’ll face in recruitment, and it’s important to know what these are before you start.
Hamza Mutebi, our guest speaker, highlighted some of these challenges during the webinar.
First, startups and entrepreneurs often have to compete with larger companies in their hiring market. Second, they lack traditional job boards like Brightermonday or Indeed which smaller employers rely on. Third, they may not be able to offer competitive salaries due to funding limitations and lastly, they might struggle with employees staying longer than 1-2 years due to uncertainty over company growth prospects.
How talent acquisition affects startups?
The need to find the right talent is a constant challenge for startups. The ability to attract and retain the best talent is vital, not only for the success of the business but also for ensuring that employees are happy and engaged in their work. Our guest speaker discussed how startups should approach recruitment, what challenges they face, and how to overcome them.
How can a startup establish a balance between scaling sustainably & talent motivation/retention?
The guest speaker shared a few tips for startups and entrepreneurs as they navigate their company’s recruitment challenges. Firstly, they need to ensure that they are scaling their organization sustainably and secondly they need to think about how they will motivate their employees and retain talent. They can do this by being open with staff about the future of the business and planning succession routes so that senior team members feel invested in the long-term success of the company.
Tips & advice on talent acquisition
Hamza Mutebi, the General Manager of Turaco Uganda, presented a webinar on how start-ups and entrepreneurs can overcome recruitment challenges. Among other things, he discussed issues that entrepreneurs often face including high living costs, prohibitive taxes, and competition in the labor market. In addition to providing practical solutions, he suggests strategies for overcoming these challenges.
We want to thank those who attended the online webinar via Zoom. We hope you found this educational event recap helpful! If you missed the Live event or would like to watch or review it again, you can find the links to the materials below: