People Are Your Greatest Asset
Remember it is much more important to recruit the right person with the ability to learn and improve, than the wrong person with all the skills and qualifications. So how do you choose wisely?
Know what you need
To ensure the success of your recruitment process, you must have a real understanding of all the issues, priorities and company deliberations relevant to the role.
And don’t assume that this is a “No Shit Sherlock” consideration. Many companies do not have an accurate understanding of what specific skills are fundamental to the success of their managers. Particularly when those skills reside in the supply chain arena. And when you do decide ensure that your wish list is realistic. If you go out looking for Superman you will rarely find him, but you will scare off many excellent people along the way.
The following are all examples of expertise you may need to bring on board.
From an employer’s perspective it is crucial to be able to factor into the decision making process the real value of the “right” person. $10,000 is a lot of money. In many companies the result of a $200,000 sale. However the upside of a special person, and the financial horrors of investing substantial time and resource into someone only to have them leave or fail should not be ignored.So be prepared to consider a financial investment in the future.Ultimately if you can’t strike a mutually beneficial deal don’t risk it. And don’t try to compromise and work around it. It will be exposed very quickly, usually to everybody’s detriment.
Lastly, please make sure you promote your business in the recruitment process.
If you want good people you have to work hard at attracting them. You want them to come on board excited and enthusiastic. And you won’t succeed if you fail to convince them that your business will enhance their future opportunity and contribute significantly to their personal objectives.