Whenever I’ve spoken with a client about building their team and I ask when they want their new employee/consultant/temp to start the answer is normally yesterday!
And I totally get it, I should have hired a VA at least four months earlier than I actually did!
Thing is hiring the right person or company to support your business is going to take PLANNING and PAITENCE. It’s pointless getting someone in and not getting the best out of them, after all they are supposed to take some stress away from you, so that you can focus on delivering excellence to your clients.
Like my client Ade who hired a person to do his admin and finance tasks without a job description, this made it hard to monitor if his team member was working effectively and also led to Ade still doing some of the admin tasks, as the finance tasks had priority. Ade was frustrated and the employee felt like they were being set up to fail in their role.
However, once we sat down and looked at the tasks and skills needed, we were able to draw up a Job Description and agree objectives, so that there was clarity, which meant that Ade got the freedom he needed from the admin tasks and his employee, knew when to hand over finance issues to the accountant.
Ade thought his needed our services to help him to manage poor performance, instead he learnt how to manage his team by being outcome focussed.
It is so vital that you take time to PLAN what you need at the beginning of any hiring process NOT just new roles, even when you are replacing a team member, as priorities change.
Next week, I will be sharing the scoop on the 5 things EVERY Small Business Owner needs to know about hiring staff, each day I’ll be LIVE on our Facebook page, sharing a tip each day. By the end of the week you’ll know how to:
Decide what tasks to delegate and what tasks to keep, so that you can focus on the things that bring you joy and revenue.
Work out the best model for building your team, so that you get the help that you need, in the most cost effective way possible.
Select the best candidate for your role(s), so that you can base your decisions on facts and evidence.
Know your legal obligations, so that you can be confident that you are compliant with Employment legislation.
Train, review and motivate, so that you get the help that you need and can confidently address any issues.
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