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Recruitment: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Start

30 September 2015

Now that you have systems in place and your business is growing, do you have the right team to support you? You need to find superstars who will do their job without constant supervision so that you can focus on the higher-level business growth work, rather than firefighting and micromanaging. Finding these superstars is not as difficult as you may initially think and it does not require an extended recruitment period.

In this video, I explain the 3 critical questions you need to ask yourself in order to start your recruitment process in the best way:

Prefer to read rather than watch and listen? No problem – here’s everything I said in the video as text:

What I want to talk about today is recruitment and the right approach to increase the chances of finding the right candidate for your business.

How business owners typically plan out the job description during Recruitment

What I have often seen is that business owners recognise that there is a gap in the organisation and they put some kind of job description together. The common thought process is that they will find the right person to fit the description and then, once they are in place, they will sort out the targets or the induction.

What I tell my clients

Now I just want you to turn this on its head, and think about it the other way around. What I always tell my clients, is to do the hard work right at the beginning.

Actually imagining that this candidate is on board, and what targets they have? What business objectives need to be met through this person?

And then the next level of questioning is, for the business objectives to be met, what are the key activities that will have to be undertaken? What are the key performance indicators?

Figuring out what essentials the right candidate should have in order to be a success

Now with these two questions answered and with the level of clarity that one has now that a real thought through job description is put in place. And not with the long list of good to have things like; you have good communication skills, a negotiator, good initiative, self-reliant. All that stuff is good to have, and we want all of those things.

But you start questioning saying; what are key essentials that this person must have, to meet those business objectives, to undertake those key activities and to be a success.

What can happen once you change your approach?

Once you start changing your approach and start looking at recruitment with the end result first, and then get on with hiring the candidates – the chances of finding the right candidate for your business shoots up and will give you the right result for your business.


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