In the words of Robert Half, “Time spent on hiring is time well spent.” Finding, hiring, retaining, and developing your staff can be a challenging, confusing process. When we aren’t taking time as leaders to do our due diligence, we end up hiring people who don’t benefit—or sometimes even hurt—our operation. By using some of the tips I’ll discuss today, you can be on your way to a fully effective team!

The first part of the process is finding and hiring someone who would be a good fit with your organization. In this stage, it’s important to pick a high-quality individual, one you see has potential with your organization. Many people want to hire a perfect fit right from the start, but this is not always possible. Sometimes, we have to hire off of ability and potential, and then get ready to train our hires to perform to the organization’s expectations!

So, in what areas do you train your new staff? Clearly, their job and all it entails is a top priority, but past their job performance, make sure they fit the company culture! When new hires integrate into the existing company culture without making a drastic shift, the entire team can continue to work effectively. This should be thought about during the interview and assured in training.

All in all, our staffing decisions can make or break our organizations. Taking thoughtful time in all stages of the hiring process is key to both hiring quality individuals and retaining them. Next time you’re hiring for your organization, be conscious of the role, your company culture, and the person’s potential to be a great fit! Good luck and God bless your future staffing decisions!

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