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12 July 2023

The Five Fatal Hiring Mistakes Stunting Your Business Growth

Jairek Robbins

What’s the most significant chokepoint of any booming business? It’s not the products or the marketing. It’s the people. And the one task that most business owners blunder into like blind bulls in a china shop is hiring. This blog post is a lifeline to all you business owners ready to grow your venture but are stuck on the hiring roadblock. We’ll uncover the five fatal hiring mistakes you’re probably making and show you how to fix them.

1. The Ghost Scorecard:
In the murky landscape of hiring, many business owners fail to establish clear scorecards for potential candidates. You wouldn’t set off on a road trip without a GPS, would you? In the same vein, a hiring process without a clear scorecard is akin to shooting in the dark.

First off, establish what you need in an employee. Formulate a scorecard that defines the essential skills, experiences, and goals for your open position. Make it as specific as possible – consider this your road map to hiring success. Be warned though; a vague, generic scorecard will lead you straight into the murky quagmire of unfit hires.

2. The Ignored References:
The second deadly mistake – not checking references. You wouldn’t buy a house without an inspection, right? So, why would you hire someone without checking their references? If you skip this critical step, you’re asking for trouble.

Get on the phone, connect with the candidate’s previous employers, co-workers, or clients. Confirm their skills, verify their employment history, and uncover any potential red flags. This exercise will provide you a wealth of information that a resume or an interview can’t.

3. The Abandoned Onboarding:
You’ve hired someone. Congrats! Now, don’t make the cardinal mistake of leaving them in the wilderness of your business operations without an onboarding process. Onboarding is your opportunity to lay a strong foundation for your new hires. It helps them understand the company culture, grasp their responsibilities, and learn how they can contribute to your business growth.

Spend time creating an effective onboarding process that integrates your new hires into your company and sets them up for success.

4. The Training Void:
Mistake number four – neglecting training. Hiring is not the end of your responsibility; it’s the beginning. Your new hires need guidance and training to become effective contributors to your business.

Invest in a robust training program that helps your new employees understand their roles, gain necessary skills, and adapt to your business processes. Remember, the better the training, the higher the productivity.

5. The CAN, WILL, Nature Conundrum:
The final lethal mistake – not understanding the CAN, WILL, Nature formula. Let me break it down for you. CAN they do the job? WILL they do the job? Is it in their NATURE to do the job?

Look for candidates who CAN do the job, i.e., they have the skills and knowledge. Make sure they WILL do the job, i.e., they have the motivation and drive. Finally, ensure it’s in their NATURE, i.e., the job aligns with their personality and inherent behavior.

So, here’s the kicker. Avoid these mistakes, and you’re well on your way to forming a dream team. But, how about fast-tracking your success? That’s where our Business Accelerator Program comes in.

The Business Accelerator Program:
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There you have it! The five fatal hiring mistakes that are likely throttling your business growth. The good news is now that you’re aware of them, you can sidestep these common pitfalls. Remember, the road to business success is fraught with challenges, but with the right guidance and support, you can navigate through it effortlessly. And our Business Accelerator Program is here to be your beacon in the entrepreneurial wilderness.

No matter how good your business model or how innovative your product, your business’s growth is inextricably tied to the strength of your team. So, get your hiring strategy right, and watch your business flourish. With the right team in place, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

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