Leading through fast growth in your business can be tricky. It can be a balancing act to ensure positive cash flow, maintain team motivation, and keep your expenses in check.
It’s easy to underestimate the time and costs of hiring a new team member. If you don’t keep your eye on setting the stage for the new person to be highly successful, you’ll end up spending a lot more time in turnover and retraining.
To set the stage, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of getting the best fit. The best fit includes a variety of pieces. You want people who are not only wired to do the job, but excited about and take responsibility for being part of growing your business.
You will want to carefully consider your short-term and long-term needs, identify the expectations of the position, and formulate the optimal human hardwiring for the position. Only after you have these elements clarified, start your recruitment process.
During the interview process, it’s important to be open about not only the position, but the environment.
Are workloads expanding and unpredictable? If they are, what are your expectations of the person you’re hiring?
Will new issues or problems constantly pop up? When the issues pop up, is it your expectation that the employee develop innovative solutions as part of the position or implement the solutions quickly?
When there is a surprise influx of new business, do you need team members who put in added hours? If yes, make sure you hire someone who aligns with that environment.
Set the expectations from the start. It also allows the candidate to see themselves working in the environment or pre-qualify themselves out. These are a few factors to keep in mind to set the stage for attracting and keeping exceptional people. When you do, you’ll discover how much easier it is to expand your reach.
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