Finding great employees can be a challenge. The reality of finding those A-team players is understanding that having solid average staff members is good for your business. What you really want to avoid are the low performers that have a negative impact on your team. The goal of your hiring process is to identify the future low performers or negative nellies and not hire them.
It can be tempting to just hire to have a warm body in the position, but doing that puts your team and culture at risk. Focus on hiring individual who have good soft skills, people that are nice, and those potential employees that align with your core values. The next step is to determine if they are coachable. Questions about their past boss and jobs can give you insight into their coachability and overall attitude.
Creating a work environment that focuses on supporting each team member and their goals can help you retain A-team players. Finding ways to be more flexible with work schedules and even incorporating more part-time positions into the team is important in today’s challenging hiring climate.
Be sure to watch our video on the characteristics of great hires. You’ll find out how focusing on offering a learning culture for both front line team members and your leaders is a key step to building a team of great hires.