How do I... hire the right people?

How do I... hire the right people?

You can have the best product and service, the best market, the most funding, the best timing, but if you don’t have the right people, you’ll never achieve your vision for your business. 

You can have the best product and service, the best market, the most funding, the best timing, but if you don’t have the right people, you’ll never achieve your vision for your business. 

The biggest risk companies face is:

1. People who stay in the organisation but quit their job – I call it stay and quit - they do the minimum needed to collect their pay cheque, and cause disruption and distraction.

2. People who don’t know what they should be doing. They don’t understand where the organisation is going, the vision, and how they’re a part of helping it get there, and don’t understand their day to day responsibilities and accountabilities.

3. Employees are not given the resources, training, technology, time and attention. Employees need nurturing.

It is important to make sure that you are attracting and hiring people who match your company’s core values and culture. We need both, however cultural match is more important than experience, skills and expertise.

I help businesses implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System, (EOS)® in their businesses.

EOS provides a set of simple tools to create and align your company around a common vision, help you gain more traction and build a healthy cohesive leadership team.

Rather than applying quick fixes to individual departments, it completely transforms a company from top to bottom.

There are two EOS tools which I help my clients introduce into their business.

The first is the People Analyser, which helps manager and the employee see a black and white view of whether they match core values or not. This process can be very subjective, and the People Analyser gives you a simple grading system which you can use together to create the conversation about matched core values.

Once you have a core values match, you need to make sure you have the right structure for the organisation.

Most organisations modify their structure to fit the people they have, instead of taking an objective view.

The next tool of the Accountability Chart, where they need to set aside egos, personalities and stories, and with a blank sheet of paper, structure the business for future growth, typically a horizon of 6-12 months.

This defines who reports to whom, and the five key roles and responsibilities for each position in the organisation.

We use the People Analyser and match the person’s skills and experience to the role and responsibility, in order to deliver the company’s product/service. Does the person Get the role and responsibility? Do they Want it, are they self-motivated? And finally, do they have the Capacity, meaning, can they to deliver on the roles and responsibilities – are they accountable to the position?

These two tools will help you ensure that every member of your team matches your core values and is doing the right job, in order for your company to achieve your vision.