Hire slow and fire fast because if you hire the wrong person, your entire organization can quickly become infected and it will cost you truckloads of money.
When it comes to hiring, how many steps are in your hiring process? Within these steps, how much involvement of your personal time does it take to execute each of these steps? Who is involved in the process? Let’s dig in.
Most winning entrepreneurs know that the people on their gifted team are the absolute key and the core to the success of any organization. That’s why it’s critically important that each team member is pre-evaluated before they are allowed to work within any thriving organizational team. Over the years and through much painful experience, we’ve created a hiring process that weeds out any prospects that do not bring forward the absolute best for our exceptional team. It starts with a story, a quick, one-page story about the kind of person that we’re looking for and details of the characteristics of that person that will fit the need of our team. Below is an example of one of those stories, this is one I actually used when I had to replace my assistant:
W A N T E D! The Very BEST Executive Assistant
The President of Mega Insurance Agency, Mike Stromsoe is seeking a replacement for his top-notch executive assistant Susie Smith. Susie has decided to become an entrepreneur with her husband Jim. She will be greatly missed and difficult to replace but the show must go on. Here are some of the characteristics these people possess: highly motivated, enthusiastic, very high energy, well-organized, solid administrative skills, technology oriented and computer literate with a do-it-now type attitude. By the way, all of these are a must. If you would like to hear a three to four minute overview of this position and what all it entails please dial our 24/7 Toll free information hotline at 1-888-XXX-XXXX ext #XXX. Only those seriously committed to being a dedicated member of a fast-paced, team oriented, forward thinking culture need apply. Solid Pay and Possible Benefits.
To apply confidentially, call 1-888-XXX-XXXX ext # XXXX right now. If you qualify, this will be best job you have ever had – our team guarantees it!
* All applications WILL remain strictly confidential
So where do you place the above ad? Currently, I immediately distribute the ad to two sources: 1) my own email list, every person. You never know who knows who 2) www.craiglist.com. I have simply had good luck with craigslist over the years, but you can place this ad virtually anywhere.
In past versions of the above ad, I provided my name, address, phone, email address. Today, I will normally only provide our toll-free hotline number and that’s it. The amount of contact information provided by you dictates the response but reduces the quality of the candidates in some cases. Stay tuned, I’ll explain why.
Until part two, happy implementing!
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
PS Ever tried direct mailing a few key potential employee prospects in a fashion where they could not resist opening your package?