Every business owner needs a pool of people he can rely on. This core group is composed of your most talented and trusted employees. But you can’t build your dream team overnight. You need to carefully assess them and evaluate their performance.
Let me share with you three simple yet powerful steps on how to put the best pieces of your team together.
Make sure that your company is a superstar magnet. When professionals think about your brand, what is the first impression you give them? Better yet, if your current employees will talk about your company will they be able to entice other high-caliber talent to join them? Look in the mirror first and see what makes your brand stand out from the competition. Then leverage that and make sure that everyone in the industry knows you for that. It’s more than just the salary, it’s about your vision, core values, positioning, and strengths—all lived out and recognized even by a common observer!
Choose people that impress you. By impress, I mean like WOW you and leave an unforgettable mark on your mind. Looking at a CV is different from actually talking to the person and seeing how those accomplishments translate into one’s behavior. These people are talented without being overbearing. They can thrive in different work environments yet still be assertive leaders. These people may not necessarily have the degree required but they have the experience, expertise, and right attitude needed to get there. More often than not, some of them are found in-house!
Drop people that impair you. There are extremely talented professionals that are toxic. Everywhere they go they create conflict. They may have impressed you at first but over time they have become walking nightmares that’s causing a lot of tension at work. Remember that your dream team should work like a well-oiled machine. Therefore, you need all the pieces clicking together. If there’s one teeny tiny screw that just won’t budge, you have to take it out before the entire machine breaks down! Same goes with employees that can’t help but cause chaos.
It starts from within; you need to establish your company as THE organization that superstars would want to get in to. Once you’ve set that in place, establish an efficient hiring process that allows you to spot WOW candidates easily. Polish your team by weeding out the nightmare employees and keeping the superstars working together.
Of course, these are easier said than done. There are tools that can help make these steps smoother and faster. And I can help you with that! If you want to know more just drop me a line here and I’d be happy to answer any questions you have!