3 Tips to Hiring Your Next Team Member.
Some days it feels like everyone around you is taking fancy vacations, or regularly closing their laptops before dark.
And here you are, working endlessly, feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
Wearing all the hats in your business is starting to wear you down, and then it hits you💡:
maybe it's time to hire some help for your business.
Hiring a team is a great way to relieve the stress on your plate, but where do you start?
We don't want to waste our time training someone who doesn't end up working out, but as your company keeps growing, these tasks become impossible to manage all on your own.
Building your team can be a scary, seemingly impossible task. Still, if you prepare for it properly, you can finally begin scaling your business or finally take that vacation you've been dreaming of.
As business owners, the thought of hiring and training someone to come into our business can be overwhelming. We stress too much about making the wrong choice and worry ourselves with concerns.
🥴 We get nervous because everything isn't as together as we hoped on the backend.
🥴 We have fears about being a good leader and how that looks.
🥴 We're still working through mindset blocks around operating a real business and being a real CEO.
🥴 So we tell ourselves we're not ready to hire yet so we can keep working on the not so pretty parts of our business. We continue to hustle and grind it out until we're drowning in client fulfillment that we either walk away or make a rushed hire.
And now we're trying to figure out how this new hire can help us, so we dump all of our needs on them and expect them to sort through it.
Don't do that.
Here are 3 tips for Hiring Your Next Team Member.
1️⃣ Create a job description that's actually readable - think of the job posting as a sales page. You want to attract your ideal candidates and show off your values. Don't just copy and paste a generic job description you googled and think you'll get this amazing person to come work with you. This is where you show personality and set the tone for what they can expect working with you.
2️⃣ Ask questions that matter - What values does your company have and how important is it that candidates share those same values? I value autonomy in my business. And on interviews, I ask candidates a series of situational questions that allow them to demonstrate how autonomous they've been in past roles.
3️⃣ Have a test project - it can be something simple, but create a sample task for candidates to complete as your process. This way again, they can see what it would be like to work with you and you would be able to see if the work meets your needs.
There is SO much more to it than just these few tips, but this will help you get started. Whether you're hiring your first team member or your 6th, the process will get better each time. I promise 🤞🏽
Trust me; I've been there. As an entrepreneur, I have learned the most efficient ways of hiring employees and ensuring I am the best leader possible to them. With this combination, you can build an unstoppable team that will only improve your business and reduces your stress levels.
We look at delegating, outsourcing, & even hiring as this ultra-daunting task. But when you have the right strategy, it's so much simpler. Hiring a team is one of the most transformative things you can do for your business IF you do it right.