Luckily, the right people are everywhere and there are several online solutions that do the networking for you, and help collect and track applications. But first, remember that your goal is to attract the best fit for the job. See the job advert as just that – an advert for your business and what you have to offer as an employer, aimed at your dream applicant.
Gumtree is what newspaper classifieds used to be. If you are looking for relatively low-skilled candidates it is a cheap and easy place to start. But just because it is easy to do does not mean it will be easy to find the right person. Make your ad stand out to find the right people.
There are many resources out there to help you, but these are a good start for your first employee. Many entrepreneurs get tripped up labour law, especially in South Africa. Understanding the basics will help you avoid getting into trouble. Jump to the next section to find out more.