Starting or growing a business has its rewards as well as it challenges. If we choose or must do everything ourselves, then we are the whole team….and not typically operating as effectively as we could.
If we decide that there are tasks and activities that can best be delegated to others, then we should choose our team wisely.
Team members that are consistently on social media sites, organizing personal events, who over promise and under deliver or are just not interested in anything more than working their set hours and receiving their pay check can and will eventually deteriorate or stunt the growth of a business.
So how do you find team members that are not only committed and loyal, but are interested in growing and developing with you?
- Know precisely what you want and need… itemize it in detail before even starting to look.
- Have each potential candidate take a personality test to make sure they are the right fit for the position and you.
- Hire on a short contract basis so that if they don’t work out, you have not invested a lot of time and energy….extend their contract if everything is working out great.
- Have your team members pay for their own education and advancement and offer incentives that if they stay with you and work out, in a pre-determined time frame, you will reimburse them.
- If your team is not adding value to your business, let them go before complacency sets in.
- Hire slow and fire fast.
- Keep In mind that you can train on skill, but you can’t train attitude.
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