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Hiring a Great Team

small business teamHiring a Great Team

Millennials have a big emphasis on work/life balance.  They spend less time at the office and more time working by staying connected on social media. As the upcoming heads of companies, the workplace is already in an altered state.

Hiring a good team is essential to any business.  It is important that employees get along in the workplace and are able to work together toward a common goal.  There are some ideas to keep in mind when developing a good work team.

First, hire people different from yourself.  Of course, common goals are good, however, different skill sets and outlook are great assets for growth.  Having people with different personality traits and perspectives will give you many windows through which to view your business and many possibilities for how you want to proceed.

Follow an applicant’s social media accounts to give you a sense of their values and their personalities and determine if they seem to be a good fit for the team you want to build.  LinkedIn is a good source to get an idea of their work ethic and connections that may benefit your business.

For a small team, get everyone involved with new hires. At least let the new applicant meet everyone.  This will give you a better overview of the impression applicant’s make and how they present themselves to people.   Existing team members can pick up on different strengths or weaknesses and what works for your specific needs. This can help you in making your final decision as to what is best for your business and your team.

Interview at various times and ways.  Phone interviews are a good beginning.  Meet away from the office and use various mediums such as video chat and face-time.   Catch them off guard and see how they respond.  Get a feel for this person in different spaces and situations.

Millennials are big on hiring friends.  Friends have the capability of developing a great partnership, if, they share your goals.  Just make sure you are both wanting the same direction for the business.

A team is only as strong as its weakest player.  Hire people who present the strengths you need to make your team a success.

At American Receivable, we understand the importance of teamwork.  We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide them with a factoring solution that meets their cash flow needs.  To learn more, give us a call at (972) 404-4726 or complete the form to receive a Free Quick Quote today.