A company will rise or fall based on your leadership and the people you have on board. Your team will not be a team unless you have the right people on the team.
The process of hiring the right people starts long before you develop the job description, advertise a vacancy, or interview any candidates. It involves having an intentional mindset of knowing who the right people are.
Every company is different. The right person for one may not be the right person for another. Here’s how you can develop a process for hiring the right people for your organization.
1. Have pre-determined standards
First have a clear understanding of what kind of culture you want to have at your company. And you will be able to create that culture by defining your company purpose, values, and vision.
Your company purpose, values, and vision will lead you to the right people. Knowing why you do what you do, how you do what you do, and what you want to accomplish with your company will clarify who you need on your team.
Your company purpose, values, and vision will help you find the right people. And they will also serve to draw people the right people to you.
2. Celebrate your standards
Once you have developed your standards, be sure to remind your team what they are all the time. Weave reminders of your standards into your normal process of doing things.
Let your team know that you are serious about your standards. Put reminders of your standards on the walls. If they are important enough to talk about, then they are important enough to put on the walls.
When you have company gatherings, remind them of what drew them to your company to begin with. Get them excited about why you are in business to begin with.
Whenever you have major decisions to make, use your standards as measuring rods to determine the correct course. And then explain to your team why you decided to do what you did.
By continually reinforcing your standards, you will make them part of your culture. Both new hires and people who’ve been with you for a while will see that you mean your standards.
3. Be consistent with your standards
Once you have developed these standards, make sure you stay true to them. Once you have set your course, make sure that you don’t drift.
If you veer off from your standards, then the team you have will no longer be the right people. Not because they changed. But because you changed your standards.
By developing your company standards, you will give clarity to the focus of the company. Your team will understand not only what is expected of them, but why they would want to be part of your company to begin with.
When you are clear in developing your purpose, values, and vision, you will be able to find the right people. And the right people will know how to find you.
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