Hiring the right person the first time

When you are hiring a new employee, getting the right person the first time around saves you a lot of time and money. These simple tips will ensure that you hire the right person.

Rather than calling them employees, let’s start out by calling them team members

  1. Group interview: While a person might seem like a great fit, they might not get along with your team. A good office environment makes everyone more productive and a group interview is a great way to asses if the person will fit in. With a group interview, you get chance to see how the person truly interacts with others. It also saves you time.  Instead of 6 individual interview at one hour each, you interview all 6 in one hour, saving yourself 5 hours!  Golf anyone?
  2. Look beyond the resume: Putting so much stock in a person’s resume could hurt you. In business, it’s not all about how many degrees you have but often about how much experience they have. A person with fewer credentials may have more experience and be a better fit for your company. Most people get hired because of aptitude, and most get fired because of attitude.  A person with a great attitude can be taught the aptitude.  The person with great aptitude and lousy attitude will never get it! Why not hire on attitude in the first place?
  3. Natural timing: Meeting people, asking them about themselves and their careers will help you put together the right team. Let the right people come to you naturally and let your hiring process happen organically. People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care

Be yourself, put the potential new team member in a real setting, and think realistically about what your business needs and your business will thrive with the right team members. Get the right people ‘on the bus’ and get the right people in the right seats on the bus!

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog give me a call at 305-899-9963 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll make it happen.

Coach John
“Living beyond the ordinary”

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