LIVING BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
How to Hire When You're Totally Overwhelmed
From the Desk of Sarah Nadler Troutdale, Oregon
As businesses open back up and the economy starts to pick up, we're seeing business owners struggle to get everything done. Especially solopreneurs.
It's the universal business-owner Catch 22......you wouldn't need to hire if you weren't so busy, but now you're too busy to spend time on hiring & training new staff!
So, here are a few tips to overcome that problem, so you can cut down on the lengthy interview process and hire a great team:
Life Coach Sarah Nadler Shares Quick Tips to Help Cut Down On Overwhelm By Hiring A Great Culture Fit
It all starts with having a good pool of applicants. Using platforms like Indeed and ZipRecruiter, place an ad setting expectations from the get-go for potential employees.
The advantage of these websites is the easy tools they include to help you sort through the resumes and only call the ones that match your requirements.
When promoting for a new team member, don't ever lower your standards. Keep them high and remember that you don’t just want a top quality person, but you deserve that person! Your business growth depends upon staff who are bright, energetic, sensitive, intelligent and outgoing. Be willing to compete for that type of person.
Therefore, it's important to develop an advertisement that will attract the person you are looking for:
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For those who are new to the blog, Sarah Nadler is a Life Coach & inspirational speaker with twelve years of experience helping clients reach relationship, career and Big Hairy Audacious life goals. Her work has been featured on Enterprise Podcast Network, The Sierra Leone Times, and her latest book Walking Past Expectations was rated #6 on Lifney's list of Best Books to Read On The Beach This Summer 2019.
1. Grab Attention
Use an attention-grabbing headline to pique curiosity (e.g., “Are You Motivated?” or “Do You Have What It Takes To Be My Assistant?” or “Are You A People Person?”).
2. Be Specific
List specific job duties and skills (e.g., “Must have good people skills and be able to handle a busy traffic load while maintaining a good sense of humor.” or “Must be able to take initiative and think on your feet.”).
3. Stop the Flood
To avoid being deluged with phone calls and walk-ins, include a statement in your ad conveying that you will not accept applications in that manner (e.g., “Email resumes only. No phone calls or walk-ins please.”).