Over the years I have found a key element that can drive the success of your business more than anything else is effective hiring. And according to a study by Harvard Business Review, as much as 80 percent of employee turnover stems from bad hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring, it takes time and […]
Whether you own your own business or work for a large company, the hiring process is one that causes stress across the board. Many of my clients worry that they won’t be able to find the best person for the job. Someone who not only has the skills that the job requires, but an employee […]
If you’re running a business or leading a team, chances are you’re felt the effects of employee turnover. According to a Gallup study, losing an employee costs anywhere from one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary. For example, a 100-person organization that pays out an average annual salary of $50,000 could have turnover costs […]
What are the baseline qualities you look for in anyone you add to your team. I suggest that the ideal candidate has four.
In the face of new volatility in the financial world and a tightening labor market, how can you find and keep the talent you need without simply throwing more and more money at the problem? If that’s the question you are asking, you’re on the right track. Here’s why: I know many leaders who’ve tried […]
Leaders frequently tell me they have a hard time recruiting great people to join their organizations. When I ask about their hiring process, I often find one missing element: sales. Recruiting great people is similar to any kind of sales process. Your company is the product. Prospective employees are your customers. The recruiting process is […]
I’m an assessment geek. I’m always looking to improve my own performance as well as my team’s. And I find measurement essential for upping our game. I first started using personality tests over a decade ago when I became the publisher of Nelson Books. It was a way for me to peek under the hood […]
As leaders, we spend an enormous amount of time, energy, and money trying to recruit top talent. I know I do. That’s why it’s critical that each hire is the right one. But what’s the secret to guarantee success? We’re in the midst of a season of intense hiring here at Michael Hyatt & Co. […]
Some gadgets come with batteries and some don’t. If I told you it’s the same with people, what kind would you like to work with: those with or without batteries? I picked up this metaphor from an episode of Dan Sullivan’s 10XTalk Podcast. Dan said he basically divides everyone into one of two categories: Those […]
Over the last few months, I have had three young leaders come to me for advice on hiring and firing. In each case, they had made a big mistake in recruiting the wrong person. They were trying to remedy the situation and avoid it happening again. I have made my share of hiring mistakes, too. […]
Yesterday, I described the ideal employee candidate as humble, honest, hungry, and smart. Here are 25 questions to ask the candidate in the first interview to see if he or she has what it takes.
If you understand why talented people leave their organizations, you can make sure it doesn’t happen to yours. Here are five ways to retain your best talent.
More and more, churches are doing what smart corporations have done for years: use staffing specialists to help identify the very best people for their teams. Here are 15 resources to help you with yoru staffing needs.
As leaders, you and I are called upon to make hundreds if not thousands of decisions over the course of a year. A few are monumental. Some are consequential. Most are trivial. However, I would boil down the most important decisions I make into three categories