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    Good Business Problems

    Hello Folks,

    You guys probably already know that I run a services based businesss - if you don't - yeah, i'm probably one of the very few people in this forum who runs a successful services based business.

    My business has been experiencing some "good" business problems recently.

    The problems being mostly in the form of excessive growth in revenues and profits.

    I know! Most of you are probably glaring at me and asking me why i'm ranting about this.

    I've not yet come to the problem bit of it YET.

    In Dec/Jan - business grew by 1000% - so much work, but the major problem was that there were too few hands to work on it.

    The problem seemed that, the part of the world i'm from, people think its our of fashion to work for a smaller company which is growing at an exponential rate, and think that anything other than a job at a "software company" is not good.

    They have this stereo-type where a digital marketing firm comes at the bottom of the pyramid when it comes to seeking employment opportunities.

    I've been trying to seek remedial steps for the labor crunch, but just can't find any.

    I need to hire 30 new people by the end of february, and i'm totally stuck for options.

    Give me a few ideas here NB geniuses

  2. Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    I need to hire 30 new people by the end of February, and I'm totally stuck for options.
    Outsource to Bangladesh -- India is so last week.

    Seriously though, what about hiring in other parts of India?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Outsource to Bangladesh -- India is so last week.

    Seriously though, what about hiring in other parts of India?
    And don't forget Sri Lanka, many of the people there already speak your language, but the country isn't as developed as India so many of the prejudices you face in Chennai will be unheard of.

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    Ask me a PM about it xD
    No euhm.. why don't you just go to local companies, who bring work-seekers, and bosses together?

    Can be better maybe..

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    Do you guys have a job bank anywhere in your area, maybe run by the state?

  6. Pay better.

    Or, give your current employees a small bonus if they submit the resume of someone who is hired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Pay better.

    Or, give your current employees a small bonus if they submit the resume of someone who is hired.
    Doing both

    I pay twice as much as the other companies they prefer to work with - they're just stupid - they want to work for the big companies.

    We give a 100% bonus to an employee if he refers someone to us and we hire them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Doing both

    I pay twice as much as the other companies they prefer to work with - they're just stupid - they want to work for the big companies.

    We give a 100% bonus to an employee if he refers someone to us and we hire them.
    From everything I've read about India, I can understand them wanting to work for larger companies. My understanding is that working for a larger company is perceived as being more secure, prestigious, and offering more long term opportunities. Your smaller business on the other hand lacks that perception.

    Without demeaning you, your achievements, or your age, have you considered appointing an older manager to help you run the business, and allow that person to be the HR point man? Perhaps the reality is some kind of discrimination based on your age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbandelero View Post
    Without demeaning you, your achievements, or your age, have you considered appointing an older manager to help you run the business, and allow that person to be the HR point man? Perhaps the reality is some kind of discrimination based on your age?
    My mom handles that, I just do the interviews to make sure the candidates are okay.

    I've considered this thing before, and that's why I don't do the HR talking.

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    I'm from INDIA. I'm looking for work. My busienss is running quite dull as of now. Could, you out source me the work.

    Please,let me know.

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