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Dec 05

E601: Hiring the Right Team Members

Don’t rush when it’s time to hire new team members.

 

Q: Can you give me some tips on finding the right new employees?

A: Take your time and remember that how they fit in the organization is more important than skills.

 

  1. We often find ourselves in a position where we need to hire a new team member
    1. We need more help to handle growth
    2. We need to replace someone that is leaving
    3. Either way, it’s never easy finding the right people
  2. Start with some preparation – the more we know about what we need the better
    1. What do you really need – can you promote within and fill entry level positions
    2. What type of person fits best in your organization
      1. Personality traits / values / appearance / demeanor
    3. What type of skills are needed for the position
      1. What are the must have skills – the basics (we can train the details)
      2. What are the nice to have skills
    4. Develop a clear understanding before posting your position
  3. Finding the right person
    1. How the person fits within the organization is the most important aspect
      1. Can they mesh with your teams / management
    2. Let your team help with sourcing and the interview process – get feedback
      1. Often your team will know quicker than you
    3. Take your time finding the best available person to fit your needs
      1. Hire slow – fire fast
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