Never Make a Hasty Hire
Have we, the business owners and leaders, ever said, “I need someone yesterday!” or “Right now I just need a warm body to fill that role”, “He is my wife’s cousin”, or “I am sure we can train them up, just find someone who is willing to try”. Or even after a lengthy interview process, we come up with two candidates that we aren’t thrilled about but either would do OK? We as the leaders are allowed to move forward and check the box! Position filled! Now we can get back to our pressing day job… but there is a cost.
Profitability, Lost Time, Sanity, and Joy
After going through the hard work of defining a clear and compelling vision and strategy we began the steady work of putting the plan to action. On that journey we quickly realized that some of the team members didn’t fit…including one of the executives. Over the next 6 months, they focused on ensuring only the right people were part of the team and focused on executing on the strategy. The results are inspiring. Two years later their revenues are $4 million, sales are up, profits not only exist but are exceeding industry standard, customers are delighted and sending more of their work, and employees and leaders love their jobs. They don’t have to apply for the award “Best Places to Work”, they already know that they are one… and word is getting out.
Never Make a Hasty Hire!
Never Make a hasty hire!…oh wait, I already said that. If you want to learn a proven methodology to attracting, winning, and retaining great talent who fit your team and bring energy to your company, there are no shortcuts. You have to start at the beginning:
Do the hard work to codify your Vision (Purpose, Core Values, Mission) – This will be a magnet for the candidates that will fit your company and thrive in its culture.
Set a clear strategy. This will help you know which skills are needed on your team to succeed.
FUTURE ORG CHART
Envision your future organization and what roles will be needed to deliver on the mission you have identified.
ROBUST HIRING GAUNTLET
Set up a talent pipeline and robust hiring process that helps the business and the candidates to get real about what really matters and determine if there is a fit or not.
Then Hire, Lead, and Fire to the Vision
If you have not done this work before in the past, you will want a guide on the journey. There are some landmines and some foggy places where you can get lost in the weeds. At Elite Entrepreneurs we can help you out as we have many other business leaders and we would be honored to be on the journey with you.
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