Over the years I have found a key element that can drive the success of your business more than anything else is effective hiring. And according to a study by Harvard Business Review, as much as 80% of employee turnover stems from bad hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring, it takes time and practice […]
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Whether you own your own business or work for a large company, the hiring process is one that causes stress across the board. Many of my clients worry that they won’t be able to find the best person for the job. Someone who not only has the skills that the job requires, but an employee […]
If you’re running a business or leading a team, chances are you’re felt the effects of employee turnover. According to a Gallup study, losing an employee costs anywhere from one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary. For example, a 100-person organization that pays out an average annual salary of $50,000 could have turnover costs […]
To lead a growing business, you need a strong team. But finding and keeping talent is a challenge. Sometimes it seems that good people leave faster than you can hire them. You’ve added all the perks you can think of, but nothing will stop the revolving door. Why does staffing have to be so hard?
“Sure, I’d love to have an executive assistant. But I can’t afford one!” You’ve probably said that before. Or maybe you don’t know where to find one. Or you’ve had a bad experience with an assistant and are reluctant to try again. In the meantime, you’re stuck in multitask-mode, essentially doing the work of two […]
What are the baseline qualities you look for in anyone you add to your team. I suggest that the ideal candidate has four.
If you could make a single hire that would revolutionize your productivity, would you do it? Of course you would! But we’ve found that most leaders procrastinate when it comes to hiring an executive assistant.
In the face of new volatility in the financial world and a tightening labor market, how can you find and keep the talent you need without simply throwing more and more money at the problem? If that’s the question you are asking, you’re on the right track. Here’s why: I know many leaders who’ve tried […]
Leaders frequently tell me they have a hard time recruiting great people to join their organizations. When I ask about their hiring process, I often find one missing element: sales. Recruiting great people is similar to any kind of sales process. Your company is the product. Prospective employees are your customers. The recruiting process is […]
I’m an assessment geek. I’m always looking to improve my own performance as well as my team’s. And I find measurement essential for upping our game. I first started using personality tests over a decade ago when I became the publisher of Nelson Books. It was a way for me to peek under the hood […]
As leaders, we spend an enormous amount of time, energy, and money trying to recruit top talent. I know I do. That’s why it’s critical that each hire is the right one. But what’s the secret to guarantee success? We’re in the midst of a season of intense hiring here at Michael Hyatt & Co. […]
Most leaders I’ve met recognize you need the right people to build a high-power team. But few of them have defined the ideal candidate for their organization. They’re playing with fire. A few of my grandkids are reading the Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvelous Medicine right now. In the story, the boy George mixes up […]