I read a quote today from Kevin Ryan, the CEO of Double-Click, a successful online company:
“I used to think business was 50 percent having the right people. Now I think it’s 80 percent. The best way to be productive is to have a great team. So I spend more time than most CEOs on human resources.”
Kevin is making a point that many CEOs and business owners overlook in today’s hectic and competitive business word.
Getting THE RIGHT PEOPLE into the key positions in your company may very well accomplish more for your bottom line than any other single action.
Yes, you need to consider marketing, sales, accounting, legal. You need customer service and you need to deliver a good enough product or service so that customers return and ideally refer others to you.
I realize I’m preaching to the choir here. You wouldn’t be reading this tip if you weren’t interested in improving the quality of your hires.
But I do have a purpose in mind here.
How do you really view hiring for your company?
Is it (just) one of those necessary parts of doing business?
Or is it an absolutely vital component to achieving your business goals.
Is it something you give adequate time and attention to?
Or do you have a burning desire to find the right people and you’ll do whatever it takes to locate them?
We’ve all had wins and losses when it comes to hiring. Sometimes those losses accumulate and cause us to be less committed to finding the right people.
We may go through the motions. We may ask all of the right questions in the interview. We may use testing to further determine their capabilities.
In the end, though, when you’ve got the right people, isn’t life in the fast lane SO MUCH easier?
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Okay, let’s wrap this up. This tip was written to remind you of what’s at stake when a position needs to be filled.
So, when all else fails, gather up every ounce of resolve you’ve got and get the right person.
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