A case study of Tara Gentile on how hiring profitably prepares your team members to be successful and benefits the group as a whole. Together, we’re sharing her experience with hiring profitably as she added a new community manager to her team.
There are plenty of reasons to fear delegation. It’s one thing to hand a well-documented process over to a talented individual while making sure you still have control of the outcome. Without a good understanding of your mission and a strong working relationship based on common goals and shared values, the outcome of this kind of a transition is questionable.
Hiring profitably is more than just creating a job description and interviewing candidates. You also have to take into account everything from personality traits and core values to communication style and pace.
The cure for your team frustration is hiring profitably. You don’t have to go through a nearly endless cycle of hiring and firing until you find the right people to get the results you need.
Many business owners end up going through the hiring and firing process multiple times in order to build a strong team. The failure is not about your skills or shortcomings. It’s a failure of the approach you use to hire, manage, and lead your team.
Scaling your business isn’t the same as growing it. When you’re in the early stages of life as an entrepreneur, the terms “growing” and “scaling” can seem interchangeable. They both involve more clients and more sales and more revenue, right? And when you’re just trying to find clients the difference doesn’t seem to matter. But once your systems are in place and things are running smoothly, it’s time to change the way you think about things and gather some new information.