If you want to attract great employees, evaluate the employees you already have. Even if you’re a one-woman band, do the evaluation to determine what the strengths and weaknesses of your business are because you’ll want to add a candidate who brings talents that you don’t currently have. The biggest mistake employers make is hiring people that are like themselves. You would be surprised at how many companies have employees with the same personality type of the person who did the hiring.
Choose someone to compliment your business. If you are confident in your marketing skills but not as keen on accounting, find someone who loves the numbers. If your strength is not organization, find someone who enjoys keeping a detailed planner. If you do business over the phone, look for an employee with exceptional customer service skills who is not afraid to reach out to potential clients. When employers hire people who are like themselves, the company will lack for skills that other personality types would bring. Variety is the spice of life, so take a good look at where the holes are in your company and try to fill them.
Source: Nancy Drew, founder of www.drewandassociates.com Drew & Associates, is a real-world expert on dynamic sales with a passion for sharing her unique, proven methods for igniting business sales and success. Photo: Jan Willem Geertsma.