Trying to find your next Employee of the Month? It's easier than you think...

    Today there's no need to pay high finder's fees to attract a great
    employee - small business resources are at your fingertips and Kijiji
    helps you get a jump-start on cost-effective employee searches with these

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ -

    1. Tune in to talents: Employee turn-over or starting up a new business
can be challenging for small business owners. Before you start your search for
the perfect candidate, understand the specific skills required of your next
employee. Create a job description that clearly outlines the specific skills
you're looking for - ensuring you get the right candidates in the door from
the beginning will save valuable time and money.

    2. Have your people call my people: Networking cannot be underestimated.
Make sure you attend as many industry-related or community events as possible.
Community or online social groups are a great way to build your contacts and
get the word out that you're looking to hire. Many businesses find their best
employees this way.

    3. Online presence is a must: Your future candidates are using the
Internet to find their next job so you've got to be there too - that goes for
all businesses, big and small. Don't have your own website? There are hundreds
of job boards on the Internet and some for very specific industries. Using a
popular online classifieds service like Kijiji to post your job ad is a fast
and easy way to find new people.

    4. Why not be frugal? Running a business is expensive and large national
job boards or local newspapers charge hefty sums for advertising job openings.
Even headhunters require a finder's fee to help you find the right person.
Instead of wasting valuable company dollars - get started for free by posting
your job ad online - you'll get much broader exposure and you can make changes
or updates in seconds.

    5. Check your own backyard: There is a vast pool of talent out there and
often you need not look further than your own workforce. Referrals from your
best employees can often uncover an equally talented friend, family member or
past colleague. Besides saving you time, transition for the new hire will be
easier since they'll have a built-in buddy to show them the ropes.

    About Kijiji

    Kijiji, which means "village" in Swahili, is a group of classifieds-style
web sites that offer a convenient, fun, and easy way for people in the same
city to meet, trade, share ideas, and help each other out in areas such as
housing, jobs, goods, services, cars, and personals. The entire Kijiji family
includes the Kijiji, Gumtree, LoQUo, Intoko, and Marktplaats brands. Kijiji
sites are currently available in over 1500 cities in more than 20 markets
around the world; it is the most visited classified site in Canada with over
3.9 million unique visitors per month.

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For further information: Amy Clark, Environics Communications, (416)
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