If you’re a small business owner, you know that hiring the right person for your team is crucial.
Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when hiring for a small team:
– Not paying attention to how their values align with your own
– Hiring too quickly and not taking enough time to get to know them
– Thinking it’s easy to manage and a less hands-on approach is needed because they’re working remotely
Not paying attention to how their values align with your own.
If you’re a small business owner, chances are that the company’s culture is crucial to your continued success and growth. You want someone who shares those same core beliefs and will be able and willing to contribute.
Their personality has to add to your company culture. If you only rely on their skills and what they say they can do for you, and ignore their cultural fit, this is a risky approach. You’re better off having someone not as experienced yet adds to your team, than an A-player who is a nightmare to work with (and who your team and customers really don’t gel with).
While rewarding remotely working can be helpful to the company in many ways, it is incredibly frustrating for you and the new team member at times as well. Some of these negative feelings can arise from feeling isolated or unappreciated; luckily there are various techniques that you, the manager, can practice to counteract those feelings and create team unity more easily.