The more you know about people the easier it gets to run a small business. This statement is so true, yet I do not know many business owners that use this power principle.
Are you working long hours? Do you have few holidays? Would you like to grow your business, but you already work many hours and do not want to work any harder? This article is for you!
When it comes to recruitment there are 3 key points to understand. Business owners fail to understand these 3 points and wonder why they hired a person who does not do what they want them to do. Or, they work really hard for the first few days or week then their performance wains over time.
So let's look at the 3 points.
First, most people hire on experience instead of attitude. That's the first mistake business owners make. Instead, a better aspect to hire on is ATTITUDE.
The next aspect you need to hire people on is their personality type. Lastly you need to hire people on experience. Experience is a very poor third.
Let me go over each of these points to explain why this is all so true.
When you hire on attitude you're looking for the following traits in a person … willingness to learn, willingness to change habits, someone who is open minded, someone who is keen, positive in response to new ideas, willing to take on Responsibility, has a good emotional state of mind near all of the time and someone who does not complain or criticizeize others.
What I have described are very powerful traits in a person. If someone has these hits they will be a very fast learner. They will have good self esteem and take pride in themselves and their work.
People are a mirror and if they like themselves and take pride in themselves they will with their work.
Unfortunately people write ads for recruitment that looks like they are recruiting for the army! They ask for qualifications, state areas of experience and strictly mention attitude at all. And the more you enthusiasm experience and qualifications the more you state you do not want attitude.
I've found the break even time of hiring an experienced person to one who has little experience with about fantastic attitude is about 4-6 weeks. In other words the new person with great attitude learns very quickly and keeps on performing better over time. While the experienced person's performance reduces over time due to any number of reasons.
Experienced people have their own way of doing things, their own habits and often can feel like they know as much you. And when that happens you often become dependent on them and that's when the trouble begins.
The advertisement must be carefully considered with little mention of experience. If you must hire a qualified person then state it in the ad, but then write other attitude type words in the ad.
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