Sometimes as a CEO, you may feel overwhelmed and unable to keep up with the demands of managing your operations and growth. Or, perhaps, you feel you’ve reached the point where you can no longer do everything yourself and need to begin looking for help and relying on the support of others. Identifying the right talent for your company is essential if you’re going to achieve success. By approaching hiring with a clear strategy, you’ll be able to attract the best-fit hire, someone who can fill in your missing puzzle pieces and drive your business forward.
The first step to building a solid team is establishing your company’s goals and values. These are the guiding principles of your business and will help you determine what type of employees you need and what qualities you are looking for.
When setting goals, consider your vision for your company, its core competencies, and the roles and responsibilities you’ll need to meet these goals. Doing so will help you create a clear hiring strategy tailored to your needs. Building a culture around your values will also help attract the right people and define your recruitment process.
Let’s be honest, job hunting isn’t the most thrilling of adult tasks, and when candidates are shuffling through post after post, you’ve got to make yourself stand out. Don’t be afraid to infuse your job description with some personality.
Paint a picture of what a day working in your business would look like. Share a few of your values, and make them care about what you do and how they could be a part of the magic by joining your team.
Finding the right talent for your company happens when your job description details the role and who they’ll work with. A well-crafted job description will help you attract the right talent and give you an easier way to compare resumes, assess suitability, and select the right person.
Gone are the days when you could rely on job boards and career sites to easily find the talent you needed, and gone are the days when we “panic hire” to solve our company’s problems. With so many digital marketing options today, you can get creative in your search. While job boards and career sites are still helpful in many cases, expanding your search to include digital channels like social media, job sites, industry blogs, organizations, and more can help you quickly identify the right talent for your company.
As you search, take the time to ask questions, such as “Who’s leading the industry in my specific area?”, “Which influencers seem to have the most experience?” and “Which companies hire the best talent?” By expanding your search and asking the right questions, you’ll have a better chance of finding the perfect hire.
When it comes down to it, as the CEO, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in order to attract the best-fit hire. If you want someone to show up for you, you have to be willing to show up as your best self too.
And when you focus on that, the outcome of your hiring decisions will set you and your business up for long-term success! If you are a CEO ready to learn to delegate and hire like a pro, check out our latest video, “The Secret to Hiring Your Dream Team.”