Increasingly, though, hair salons are discovering the benefits of recruiting online for their salon staff.
Here is how some salons are approaching the recruiting angle to acquire the perfect personnel….
Seeking the Educated
The first criteria that most salons look for, is the proper education and certification for their salon staff.
As the following article looks at, this is the most important thing to consider when learning how to get a job in a salon.
Using an online recruiting site, salons can input the educational criteria that they require for each position they are looking to hire for.
They can then opt to receive email notifications for interested candidates only when those criteria are met. This alleviates much of the paperwork involved in sifting through countless applications from applicants who don't even have the necessary qualifications for the job.
Seeking a Cut Above
Just like big corporations, small business salon owners get excited when they stumble on candidates with exclusive and impressive backgrounds.
With online recruiting sites, salon owners can establish certain keywords in resumes that they would want to give priority to. Words like Vidal Sassoon, Jose Eber or similar will let that business know that the candidate has experience working for one of the more famous stylists.
This can be a valuable timesaver when filtering out the exceptional from the average candidates.
Seeking the Mature
Of course, not all salons want to fill their space with fresh out of beauty school graduates.
Salons that cater to women over 50 may wish to hire salon professionals who match the same generation as their clientele. It's unlawful to discriminate against people for their age, but salon owners are still within their rights to hire staff that is best suited for their company culture or who they feel will make the best match for their customers.
In addition, mature hair professionals will be better equipped to handle the special needs of older women, including thinning hair, lost hair from chemotherapy, gray hair, sensitive scalp, and other issues.
As part of the online recruiting process, salon owners can make certain requests that will automatically filter out younger or inexperienced candidates who might find the environment in an older-focused salon stifling or unsatisfying.
Filters can include such things as a minimum number of years of experience, experience relating to specific hair types or conditions, or experience with specific products that primarily older women would use.
The salon world is one where it's critical to match the experience and appearance of the hair professional with the style of the desired customer.
Online recruiting services provide a way for salons to target only the demographic of professional that would fit best with their unique business.
Online recruiting isn't just for the big boys.
It's also for small, independent salon owners who need to streamline their hiring process.
Let's face it; the faster a hair professional position can be filled, the faster the chair can be filled with a paying customer.
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About the Author: Kate Supino writes extensively about best business practices, including topics related to the hiring needs of SML businesses.