Comments on: How small businesses can hire the right people Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: diannecrampton Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:49:46 +0000 I think these are very good suggestions. However, good communication skills can be taught and there are extremely cost effective resources that can teach the entire staff to communicate more effectively.

Often, people with high levels of communication skills will not be priced for the small business person to hire. They will be picked up by larger companies with more attractive offers.

So, it is important for the small business owner to understand where cost effective resources are.

Yes, you can screen for skils and attitudes. But probably more important is for the small business owner to decide the type of culture they are operating from and the values and behaviors that support this.

The small business owner, for example, that is very command and control oriented when the rubber meets the road will be out of step with the idea of building cooperation, for example. And, again, these skills can also be taught when the small business ower is self reflective and willing to grow, too.

Dianne Crampton