This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
How do I find the right employees to fit my culture, growth, and technical expertise needed with a limited highly skilled/specialized labor pool?
Thanks for the great question!
When doing ANY hiring, you always need to first start with yourself.
Are you the right person to do the hiring? Be honest.
Do you have a poor track record of turn over within your business?
Businesses lose money every time they have to fire and hire, so at times, it's often less time consuming and more cost effective to turn to a professional to assist you in hiring.
They are skilled at not only knowing what questions to ask you to make sure you attract qualified people, but also what questions to ask the potential employee.
An outside service can be more objective and know how to “read between the lines” in an interview so that only qualified people who will match your culture make the cut.
If you feel like you are the person to do the hiring, sit down and make a list of all the qualities and skills you're looking for in the “right” person.
Be specific. When hiring you want to be able to clearly explain both “duties” and expectations.
My friend Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com always encourages people to hire slow and fire fast.
I couldn't agree more.
If you find that you are still having difficulty finding the right position to fill a role in the company, you may need to take a long hard look at why you are attracting the situation.
Are you keeping yourself the bottle neck in your company so as to stay hidden or not have to take risks to grow?
Do you have issues with trusting someone else to do a job that you know you can do well?
Remember, everything starts with you, so the more clear and honest you can be with yourself and others, the easier that position will be to fill.
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