Monthly Archive for July, 2016

The Ultimate Guide To Hiring The Best Employees





Hiring employees is an essential part of every business. You need to make good hires, or your company will be filled with bad employees. To ensure you make the best hires possible, follow this guide:

Make A Checklist

The first thing you should do is make a checklist of useful and essential things you’re looking for. There might be certain qualifications that are essential for the job in question. Or, you want a minimum amount of experience in a similar role. Then, you can have a few things that are desirable, but not essential for candidates to have. By making this checklist, you can narrow down your search immediately. If people apply for the job without the essential requirements, then you rule them out, simple!

Outsource An HR Company

A great way to speed up the hiring process is to outsource an HR company. They can deal with posting the job advert and finding candidates for you. This saves you lots of time and effort, as you don’t have to sift through hundreds of applications. They’ll do it for you, and come to you with a short list of potential employees.



Ask Thought-Provoking Questions

Eventually, you’ll whittle down your candidates to a handful of people. Then, it’s time for the interview stage. This is usually the part that candidates dread, so don’t be surprised if they seem a little nervous. During an interview, you should ask numerous questions and judge the responses from the candidate. Now, there are loads of typical questions you can ask someone in an interview. But, the best ones you should as are ones that get them thinking. Ask thought-provoking questions to help you find the best employee for your business. I found some great info sourced from Forbes on how top business owners interview candidates. They ask them a question at the end of the interview that determines whether or not they get the job. It’s a multiple choice question, and there is only one right answer. Pick the wrong one, and they don’t get hired. Pick the right one and they’re under consideration. It’s a great little tactic that ensures you get the right hire every time. How? Because the question is designed to ensure, they know the core values of your brand. If they pick one of the two answers that don’t align with your values, then they’re clearly not right for the company.



Never Interview On Your Own

You may think that conducting an interview on your own is a good idea. You get one-on-one time with people so that you can scope them out. However, interviewing with someone next to you is a far better option. This way, you have a second opinion, and will find it easier to make the right choice. You may think someone is good, but your assistant can pick up on something negative and point it out to you.

If you follow this guide, then you’ll make the best hires 100% of the time. Your business will excel because you’ve hired the best people for every job.

Another great resource you can access is the 5 best outsourcing options for small business in 2018.

Are you ready for PRIME TIME?

One of the key concepts of Personal Productivity Principles is the concept of PRIME TIME.

Every time you have a task to do, you have to weigh the time/cost – value equation against your own “productivity expectation” and determine WHEN to do it.

PRIME TIME is best explained with a telemarketing/sales example:

  • PRIME TIME = whenever contact (calls) can be made.
  • NON- PRIME TIME = the rest of the time.

A top gun salesperson (or highly effective business person) only does PRIME TIME TASKS IN PRIME TIME and vice versa.

For example:

  • Reports, time management, scheduling is done early in the morning (NON-PRIME TIME)
  • Calls are made during the day  – maybe even during LUNCH TIME when people have time to talk (PRIME TIME)
  • Paperwork, planning, educational and development tasks are done in the evenings and/or weekends (NON-PRIME TIME)

It’s all pretty SIMPLE to understand – harder to actually do – because most people don’t know what their PRIME TIME tasks/outcomes are.

Once you know your PURPOSE / OUTCOME, everything should fall into place…

But it’s all easier said than done – unless you have a SYSTEMISED approach to time/life management.

Of course, when time permits, NON-PRIME TIME tasks CAN be done in PRIME TIME as long as they don’t interfere with PRIME TIME TASKS.

If you want to learn more about these principles, contact us. These are skills we teach within our Platinum Program.