Three tips in hiring the best staff

What should one be looking for when hiring staff? What are the processes needed to ensure you appoint the right person for your team?
We all want to hire the best staff but it can be challenging.
So how do you recognise who is the best candidate for your company?
Hiring the best staff is an art. It takes time and wisdom as you seek to determine who could be the best candidate to fill a function or role you have available.

Therefore, consideration must be given to the type of questions needing to be asked.

  • What questions should you ask?
  • What should you be looking for?
  • What are your best practices for the interview process?

Having interviewed many candidates over 30 years, I’ve seen some come fully prepared for an interview, while others look as though they just got out of bed.

Here are 3 insights to help find the best candidate for your team.

  • Hire the good attitude

Attitude will determine how far someone will go in your organization. A good attitude is courageous. It displays a positive, can-do approach. It will be easier to work with someone with a good attitude than one with a poor one.

Someone with a poor attitude can often project a sense of “the world owes me”approach while someone with a good attitude projects “what can I bring to the world.”

To read an earlier blog on – ‘How managers and leaders can create the best teams’ click HERE.

  • Skill

It is far easier to develop skills in someone with a good attitude. They are teachable, want to learn. A good leader will look to develop the skills in each of their team.

It is important never to despise a small acorn when it comes to skills; rather, see it grow and enjoy the produce, that productivity that a developed skill can bring to your team.

  •  Character

A member of staff with a good attitude, able to learn and with skills that can be developed will have huge positive effect on your team, productivity, and profitability. Character is often described as what are we like when no one is watching.

Good character will ensure you have someone working not just for you but with you, honest with you, the customer, and themselves. They will not be compromised.

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When interviewing someone to join your team, look for good attitude, a good skill set which can be developed, and a good character. With this approach you can’t go wrong.

Happy hiring.

Tony Lynch –

Latest Recommendations on LinkedIn.

David Hoyt – President, The John Maxwell Company.

I invited Tony Lynch from Keep Thinking Big in England to speak to our team at The John Maxwell Company in Atlanta. Tony delivered a powerful training session with much passion. Through the power of questions and facilitating Tony lead us to a new level of understanding.

Tony is an experienced international business coach and trainer, who has also been featured in Inc. in the ‘100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference’, as well as a recognised TEDx Speaker.

If you are looking to take your team and company to a new level, I recommend engaging with Tony Lynch. With his background and experience, he will provide training, insights and a strategy which will provide a structure and process in how to think big and further develop your company.

March 29, 2016, David was Tony’s client

Simon MacDonald – Partner at RSM UK

I have had the pleasure of attending a number of Tony’s events and have encouraged members of my team to attend as part of their on going development. Tony’s focus on leadership and how we can each make changes in our day to day approach that will make a real difference to our team and our business was very thought provoking. All in attendance took something valuable away with them, whether they were experienced leaders or just starting out on their career path.

In addition to his events, Tony also offers practical training, workshops and offers his support to businesses on a one to one basis. What mark’s Tony out is his background as a successful entrepreneur. This means he has a real understanding of the pressures an owner manager faces, the techniques that should be employed and how to drive your team and business to a more successful future!
January 27, 2016, Simon was a consultant or contractor to Tony at Keep Thinking Big.

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