Edmonton Business Coach | Build A Winning Team
Lifelong learning is a value that is strongly held by your Edmonton business coach. Jim Collins, author of good to great, says that” those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.”
There some amazing statistics that we’ve gotten from glass door. The interview process takes an average of 22.9 days. For your Edmonton business coach, this is absolutely unacceptable. Especially when we think about our small business clients.
Small business owners do not have the luxury of massive teams to take care of all of the aspects of their business. In most cases, our small business partners have only a team of a small handful of people. They cannot afford the human resources departments that their larger competitors have.
This means they are at a strategic disadvantage when it comes to finding and keeping the right talent. Having a lot of people looking for the right employees for a company makes it easier to see many more. Because it’s a numbers game, we have found a way for our Edmonton business coach small business clients to win.
By adopting a group interview process, any small business can have a level playing field when it comes to finding, and attracting the right talent for their business. Group interview is a dirty word for most businesses. Because they have done hiring the same way for decades. Many companies don’t feel comfortable having a group interview system in place.
The problem with these types of attitudes is they are wasting the majority of their time interviewing the wrong people. Reading 20 to 30 resumes per week, scheduling interviews, and rescheduling these interviews is a complete and utter waste of time for a small business owner.
You have to find ways to maximize your schedule. When you are not using a group interview process you are purposely wasting your time. Why would you do that when you know there is a better way?
We all have the same amount of time in a week. That’s why 168 is the most important number for any small business owner. That is the number of hours that every human being on the planet has each week. From the richest person, to the poorest person, and the small business owner has the same number of hours in which to eat, sleep, be with family, and build their business.
It is not wise to waste your time with reading resumes. Reading a great book is a much better use of your time.
One-on-one interviews are great if you have a lot of people who can take care of customers, manage the accounting and bookkeeping, and handle the human resources. But when you’re just starting out in business, or you’ve been in business for a couple of years, the best thing to do is to have a group interview strategy in place.
Edmonton business coach | when do we start
The best advice that the Edmonton business coach can give regarding start times for a group interview is to be very firm on your start time. It’s best if you lock the door to your group interview at the time when the interview is supposed to start. This prevents latecomers from interrupting during the meeting.
So many people have sacrificed their time and found a way to get to the interview on time. So it is unfair for anybody to rudely interrupt just because they could not get there life together.
So lock the door, and don’t give it another thought. If that person truly wants to work for your business, they will show up on time the next time.
If you are flexible when you are arranging interview times for prospective employees, then you also have to be flexible in regards to their start times when you hire them. You cannot have it both ways. You can’t expect them to show up on time, when they’re not expected to hold to a set meeting time before you hire them.
We’ve seen it a lot of times as an Edmonton business coach that employees will have the new business owner over a barrel because they weren’t firm before they hire them. This is not a position you want to be in. You want people of high character, and can show up to work on time.
Another very important part of the interview process is to go over the job posting to the group. Going over the job posting during the interview process ensures that you have the right people in the room. Anyone who hears the job posting being right out and realizes they don’t really want that job can leave.
You only want people who saw the job posting and actually want to work there. It’s even better if they’ve done some research on your company had of time. This is why it’s great to have your company vision, mission, and values listed on your website.
You want to attract raving fans for your business, as well as customers who are raving fans. When you think about Google, they have adopted a group hiring process as well. They understand that to find the best people, they have to see a lot of good people.
Only once we have gone over the set of values, do we move forward with the next step in the process. We always ask one question of the group. Why do you want to work here?
This isn’t why do you want to be an Edmonton business coach? It’s why do you want to work here at inspired method marketing and coaching? The answer to this question is very telling. You can see right away who is gonna be a great fit for your business, and who is not can be a great fit for your business.