When you’re building your business or a department, you need to make sure you have the right people in the right positions. The wrong employee can take the company off course way before you realize there is a problem. So, how can you be sure you’re building the strongest team for your company to succeed? Here are five tips to help you get started.
Focus on soft skills.
The hard skills are absolutely essential. You can’t hire an accounting professional who doesn’t have experience in accounting and expect them to succeed. But soft skills may be more important than companies realize. To hire the best people, look beyond their skills and experience and take a closer look at their communication and interpersonal skills.
Emphasize your value.
To hire top talent, you also need to focus on what you can offer them. At the very basic level, you need to emphasize how important it is they’re a part of your team. Demonstrating how much you value them as a part of your team is as critical as asking them to demonstrate their value to you.
Plan for communication.
At every step along the way, communication needs to be prioritized. This should be something you evaluate within the hiring process, but also practice as well. Make sure you’re letting your candidates know where they are in the process and continue to communicate effectively once they’ve started.
You also need to work with your team, new and existing, on their goals. These should be short term, long term, personal and company-wide. The more tools you can give your employees to achieve each kind of goal, the more engaged they will be in their day-to-day work.
Once you have hired top talent, it’s essential you continue to encourage them along the way. Employees who feel they’re undervalued are likely to be dissatisfied with their career. Instead, it’s essential you focus on the positive aspects of their contributions throughout their tenure at your organization.
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