Hiring the right people is a vital part of ensuring the success of your company. Knowing how to do so is one of the most important things you can do as a leader and COO for you and your company.
In order to ensure that you are hiring the right executive team, the team that will make your Vivid Vision® come true, you need to make sure that includes all the right experts from each of the functional areas.
There are a few ways that you can do this:
Find People That Work Well as a Team
First of all, it is essential to your business that your team can work well together, not just individually. Real team players have the ability to do well in their areas of expertise independently but are also capable of coming together as a group when the need arises.
This teamwork is how your company will make tremendous progress. Make sure you take that into consideration when you’re hiring. Don’t just look for skills, but look for personalities that are going to match as well.
Find People With Actual Experience
When you are hiring for your executive team, you need to make sure that the people you are hiring have actually done the work before. You don’t want someone who has only practiced in theory, but instead, you want people that have been down the trenches and gotten the job done before.
“The work of reviewing resumes, cover letters, job applications, and job application letters starts with a well-written job description. Your bulleted list of the most desired characteristics of the most qualified candidate was developed as part of the recruiting planning process.” – The Balance Careers
Find Out What’s on Their Plate
To make sure that you’re looking for the right people, it is crucial that you take a look at what is on each team member’s plate for the next 12 months. Then, when recruiting, look into their work history, call references, and ask around to make sure that they have actually done their job well and ensured that their work is completed on time.
You want to hire people for your executive team that are reliable and have the time that you require to get the job done well. Some people might think they can squeeze the job into their busy lives, but roles on your executive team are not roles that can be squeezed in.
“The hiring process is long and it’s difficult, but if you give it the time and attention it needs, you’ll be sure to get truly amazing employees that fit your culture and will work hard to help your business succeed. If you rush it or don’t do all the work that is required, you’ll quickly regret it.” – COO Alliance
Finding people who work well as a team, have the right experience, and have room on their plate will ensure that you hire and work with an A-level team. That’s how you build a team that will grow your company’s success!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2018 and has been edited for accuracy and comprehensiveness.