As a small business owner, it can be daunting to add additional members to your team. When does the revenue volume of your business justify the extra expense?…and how big do you really want this business to grow anyways?
Much more important than just having the correct head count in your workforce, is having the right people, those that support your Mission Statement and follow your North Star just like you do.
So, a couple of things to consider as your team grows:
- How do you attract and select the best people to work on your team?
- What can you do to become more attractive in recruiting and retaining top talent?
Today’s trend of apply-on-line can be neat and tidy, but it’s very impersonal. As a small business, you want to meet face to face the people that will represent you and your brand to your clients. I unreservedly support setting aside a small window of time every week to meet the people that want to work for you. Good candidates get hired quickly. If you make all the applicants wait until after the closing date of your job posting, you will likely miss out on a great hire.
Evaluating Current Team Members:
- Do you have the right people in the right positions? How do you know?
- Does your team have the key capabilities to drive your strategy? Live your Mission? If not, how will you fill that need?
- Who are your key people? What are you doing to develop them into the next generation of leaders?
- Do you have a system for discovering and leveraging the talent on your team?
- Does each of your key team members have a clearly defined development plan?
- Do you have the right internal or external training opportunities available for people to improve their capabilities? If not, what are your barriers?
Hiring, Retaining, Evaluating, Educating, Leveraging, Developing.
I’ve led sales, operations and project teams of various sizes. I can help. I’ve been part of this process before and can guide you step by step.