Hiring right: Hiring new people isn’t always black and white. It can be up and down and back to front much of the time if you don’t understand what you need to do to get the right people in the right seats.

And it can either be the biggest joy you’ve experienced in business, or one of your worst nightmares.

So here’s what you need to know about hiring right and making sure your next dream team member is a success and not a failure.

  • Values

Your business values are the DNA of your business, the philosophies you believe in and stand by. They can help you make decisions in your business, hire the right people and work with your ideal clients.

So it’s only natural you would need your team to share your core values too. Having the same values also makes it easy to train someone in your desired area or on the tasks you need help with.

  • People management

When you’re hiring right, the right people don’t need to be tightly managed. You show them what to do, they understand and have your documented systems and processes to work with, and you can leave them to their own devices. 

You want people in your team to take initiative and surprise and delight you with their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities. The right person for the job will just get on with it.

  • Personality traits

The right person for your team will be self-motivated and always be trying to improve themselves and their abilities.

They are driven to achieve success, want to give you their best and want to make sure you are getting the results you desire so together you can create something great. And they are ready to learn from you; remember you are the expert in your business, you need tasks done in a certain way, your dream team is there to help you do it more efficiently and effectively. 

  • GWC method

Finally, hiring right using the GWC method (get it, want it, capacity to do it) as a benchmark when you’re hiring someone new. GWC it’s an easy and effective way to identify who is responsible for what simply by asking three simple questions. Doing this will ensure you hire or contract the right person for the right seat.

RIGHT STEP: To learn more about EOS (entrepreneurial operating system), you can get the book here.

Get it

First, does the person “get it” and do they understand what they need to do to get the job done? If they don’t get the task from the outset, you will spend a backload of time managing them and their work, and it will leave you stressed and frustrated, most likely having to do the work again yourself. You’ll probably end up saying, “I can do it quicker myself”, one of the biggest traps in business.

Want it

Next, check in and ask yourself, do they “want it.” Do they have that determination and go-getter attitude to really get the job done, or do they lack motivation. They might “get it” but do they truly want to do the work?

If the answer is no, then they are not the right person for your tasks.

Capacity to do it

Finally, ask if this person has the capacity to do the job. They may “get it” and “want it” but are they too busy to do the work for you, or is there another reason as to why the work is not getting done. If this is the case, there are two things you can do about it:

  1. Determine if there is anything you can do to move forward, such as less work to begin with or more defined deadlines. If there is something you can do and you want to do it, then do it.
  2. Let go and find someone else who has the capacity to do the tasks you need accomplished. There’s no shame in that if it’s the right move for your business.

Do you need help keeping your sanity – it’s time to outsource your tasks

Getting the right people in the right seats is paramount to your business success and keeping your sanity – that’s why hiring right is important! 

One of the first hires you can make in your business is a VA to help share the burden of mundane, boring day-to-day tasks. While these tasks are essential for your customers, they eat into your time and stop you from working on your big business vision.

I’d love to help you with these tasks (which are anything but boring to me!). Social media management, inbox management, community and group management, data entry, setting up systems and processes, and making sure your business runs smoothly from an admin point of view will help you live your dream sooner.

Get in touch and let’s have a conversation about what you need done now and how I may be able to help you.

Alternatively, you can get the EOS book here and learn how entrepreneurial operating systems can benefit your business.