Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you add members to your team.
No cloning! - It may be true that you are the best employee so don’t expect a new hire to be exactly like you. Everyone has their own style and habits of getting worked completed. Make sure the new hire enhances your team. Hire people that compliment your work ethic and habits.
Set expectations! – Before you interview, make a list of your needs for this open position and what tasks you want this position to accomplish. Take the time to write down your expectations so you can clearly state them during an interview. This will help you in the long run to hire the right person and build a solid foundation. Many misunderstandings and frustrations occur simply because a new hire didn’t understand the expectations of the boss.
Just the facts please! - Create a Fact Sheet for interested candidates that you can provide along with an application. This sheet should cover a brief history of the company, a basic job description, expectations and the hiring process.
What’s your style? – What type of managing style do you have? If you like to check in a lot then you may not want to hire a person who works independently this could appear as micro-managing and frustrate the new hire. Or if you like to have a hands-off approach then hiring someone who needs a lot of feedback will feel isolated and not feel a part of the team. Determine your style and hire those that work well with your style.
Hiring Process! – This cycle of finding the right person varies. Don’t settle on just having a warm body to fill the position! Make sure to set a realistic deadline, plan to advertise, interview and even train until you find the right person for the opening.
By following these helpful tips, you are well on your way to a happy and productive working relationship with all your new help!
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