How often do you hire staff who just don’t seem to measure up and then you end up having to work twice as hard? The good news is that’s easy to change.
Years ago Simone Milasas created her company, Joy of Business, from the ground up. She did so by working hard, but also with a firm belief that she was the only person who could do her business, and do it well, a scenario that may seem familiar to many.
“Because I believed that nobody could do the work as well as I could,” Simone explains, “guess what sort of staff I hired? People who could not do things as well as I could. My point of view actually created the people who showed up to be hired.”
“I always say, if you are aware of something you can change it. Once I realised my points of view were getting in the way of hiring staff, I changed it. Now I look for staff who will contribute to my business beyond what I myself can bring to the business.”
Simone believes that failing to look beyond qualifications and experience in candidates can hurt your business, and suggests three foolproof steps that can lead to hiring the right staff, that will benefit both you and your business:
1. Hire People Who Know More Than You Do
This is my number one tip when hiring. Look for people who know more than you do and can do what you do even better than you.
Why wouldn’t you hire people who can do things better than you? Having highly competent people working for you, who truly enjoy doing the work that needs to be done, will expand your business.
2. Hire People Who Love Money and Have a Prosperity Mindset
Someone who loves money will create more possibilities for your business because they expect to have money. They may not come from wealthy families, but they will make money for you and for themselves because they desire to create more.
There are people who function from a poverty mindset. Ever met someone who thought there is a limited pool of opportunities — not a playground of possibilities? Don’t hire people who have a poverty mindset. It won’t work if you’re trying to make money, because they will make sure you never make enough money to even pay them.
How do you discover if someone has a prosperity mindset or poverty mindset? Here are two questions I always ask myself before hiring staff:
- Will this person make the business money now and in the future?
- Do they love money?
Whenever you ask a question, either you’ll feel a lightness, which usually indicates that it’s true for you, or a heaviness that usually means it’s a lie for you. From there, you will know what to choose for your business.
3. Hire People Who Add Value to Your Company
Another great question to ask is: “Will this person add to the company in some way?”
When you are interviewing job candidates, I recommend asking during the interview, “What is the one thing that I haven’t asked you that I should know about you?”
This question has a way of getting them to tell you what they don’t actually want you to know. They might say things like, “Sometimes I run late” or “I don’t really like answering the phone.”
This is not about trapping people. This is about getting information and awareness so you can make choices that create the greatest future possibilities for your business
It’s all too easy to get bogged down looking for the person with the right qualifications, the right amount of experience, and the right fit for your business. What if you don’t have to get it right?
Ask questions and use these tools that are designed to give you the joy of business, and see what shows up!
Simone Milasas is the Founder and Creator of Joy of Business as well as the Worldwide Coordinator of Access Consciousness® which operates in over 170 countries. Simone is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Joy of Business (currently available in 13 languages) and recently released her new book Getting Out of Debt Joyfully. Sign up for her 3-part free video series, Putting the Fun Back in Business by going to http://www.accessjoyofbusiness.com/fun