The Right Way to Hire the Right People [Podcast S03E02]

6 Guidelines for Developing a Solid Hiring Process

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss a proven six-point hiring process to ensure you find the right fit for your team.

We all want our businesses to succeed, and most of us know we can improve our odds by recruiting high-quality employees. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make costly hiring mistakes. I’ve sure done it. But I’ve also used what I learned the hard way to develop a system to hire the very best.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to spot the four key qualities every new hire needs.

  • Why it’s essential for you (and your potential employees) to use a written job description in your hiring process.

  • Why the smaller your organization, the more critical your hiring decisions will be to the health of your organization.

  • Why you need to personally check references and how to do it right.

  • How a multiphase interview process can keep you from making major hiring mistakes.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What is one make-or-break quality for the people you want on your team?

Binge on All 13 Episodes!

If you want to listen to more episodes, you will find all thirteen audio episodes of Season 3 here. I release the video episodes weekly, as they are not yet available for batch listening. If you are looking for previous episodes, you can find Season 0 here, Season 1 here, and Season 3 here

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