How To Hire Your Dream Team
Try as we might, we simply cannot run a business by ourselves. We can be the most efficient multitaskers in the world, running payroll, training employees, and managing inventory, but even the best-laid plans don't always go the way we'd like them to.
Time to rescind some of that control
We'd love to micromanage all the details and take full credit for our ride to the top, but perhaps it's time to start hiring some help. The backbone of any great business is the team you surround yourself with that help to make it a smashing success.
Where do you find them? How do you build the ultimate dream team, people that take your talents, time, and vision to the next level of growth and success? If you have a super talented group of friends, you might consider adding them to your payroll, but a real dream team is comprised of people who complement your strengths and further strengthen your weaknesses. Below are some expert tips for finding the perfect composition of players who will add to your success and lower your stress. Read on to see how to build your own successful dream team.
Define the roles you are hiring for. Whether this is your first official hire or your 25th, taking on new staff members always presents unique challenges. As CEO and owner of your company, it is your job to make sure you hire the right people to fulfill specific roles within your infrastructure. Failure to do so could cost you your business over time. Make a list of core competencies that will be needed from your new hire, and craft a list of questions that will reveal those competencies to you as you search for just the right fit.
Outsource if possible. There are several platforms available for entrepreneurs looking to outsource talent where needed. Tasks such as building websites, managing social media, and writing a business blog can all be outsourced to talented individuals that don't need to be on your weekly payroll. You'll receive top-notch talent while reducing overhead costs like benefits packages, making this a win-win for you and those who collaborate with you.
Identify your company values. What is your company culture? What do you stand for? What is most important to you? Why are you in business? To ensure that your dream team fits in with your company culture, you need to define what your company mission is first. Identify those traits needed to help you achieve your vision, and assess whether your top picks will fit into your positive, upbeat atmosphere.
Identify needed behavioral attributes. Some employers use psychometric tests to help them match personality types to job roles. Each company's requirements are different, even if positions perform similar functions. "The Big Five" is one such test that can assess levels of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and willingness to change. Building a good team will require all types of personality characteristics. Learning to identify them in your employees will allow you to place people in ideal positions that fit their strengths.
Train employees efficiently. Operating efficiently with your dream team does not end the minute you sign a contract. Research indicates that it can take up to ninety days to get your new hires up to speed and working productively. If you provide a predictable, duplicatable training system that can be followed to produce consistent results, you'll build a well-oiled machine that you don't have to micromanage.
Motivate and build value. Building a positive, proactive work culture is no easy task. You must create buy-in for you and your employees, inspiring them to invest in the shared vision that you build together. Benefits packages, incentive programs, and shared training experiences ensure that you attract and retain the right people who will go the distance with you as you build your dream.
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At MaxGroup Business Solutions, we have the tools, the talent, and the passion for building dreams. Our unique combination of technology tools, innovative products, and cutting-edge media presence will take your business and your team to the next growth and success level. Let's join forces today, and see just how powerfully we can add to your dream team. Visit www.maxgroupbusiness.com for more information.