What can you do to make the best talent work for you?

Provided by Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as the name suggests operate on a smaller level and thus are always short on budgets for carrying out the business activities. Hiring talented people as the business grows becomes a great challenge as the budget constraints hinder in attracting top talent. So what should you do as a SME to get these high talented individuals to work for you??

Offering individuals with flexible working hours is one of the ways to make them work for you. The budget constraints do not allow for high salaries and lucrative benefits, which the top talent will demand. Offering them flexible working hours will provide them freedom to choose their working hours and also help maintain a good balance between personal and professional life. Regus Country Manager for UAE, Kory Thompson, says that flexible working practices are one of the key ways to attract and retain top talent. Similarly, a study by Vodafone last year revealed that flexible working hours are as important to employees as the financial benefits. Thus, as a SME you should look to make flexible working practices as part of your human resource strategy.


Other way for attracting talented individuals to work for you is by offering them work on contract basis and allowing them to physically work from any convenient place. Also, offering top talent highly challenging jobs is attractive. Offering them something new and different will attract the brilliant people as they would like to have a say in the development and growth of a company rather than following commands or executing someone else’s strategy.

So make a few changes and have the brightest people work for you.