Finding quality employees can be difficult. The people you hire to work for your business can support and help you to achieve the vision you have for your company or they can prevent you from reaching that vision. Unfortunately, too many businesses overlook the role of employee recruitment and retention when planning for their organization’s long-term success. In this episode, Tom will share the biggest mistakes business owners make when trying to replace themselves and five strategies you can use to identify innovative candidates when hiring.
Listen in as Tom explains the importance of asking your potential candidates about their background, and dig deeper than just the names of the companies they have previously worked for, as well as why you should ask about their approach to problem solving. You will learn how to assess your potential hire’s ability to work in teams, how to find out potential skills they may have that might benefit your company and more.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Why hiring the right candidates is essential for your business success.
- How to identify the right candidates to hire for your business.
- Common mistakes business owners make when hiring.
- The importance of having a review of your candidate's background.
- What you should look for in a potential candidate.
- How to assess your potential hire’s ability to work in a team.
- Why problem-solving skills should be a trait your potential hire has.
Ideas Worth Sharing:
- “Look for candidates that have demonstrated the ability to work in teams. Ask about their past experiences working in teams and how they have personally contributed to the success of those teams.” - Tom Poltersdorf
- “Many small businesses out there are owner-centric. Your company probably relies on you for a healthy dose of creativity and innovation, but if your goal is to replace yourself eventually and exit the business one day, it is important to identify candidates that will bring fresh creativity and innovative thinking to your business.” - Tom Poltersdorf
- “Instead of basing your hire off of an impressive name on a resume, look for someone innovative, comfortable with chaos, action-oriented and creative.” - Tom Poltersdorf
- Tom Poltersdorf: LinkedIn
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