Podcast Episode: Tips for Hiring the Right People

We all need people, right? Most of you listening to the podcast will get to the stage when it’s time for you to hire people, or you may even have to let someone go. Having employees is really hard work and lately, I’ve been getting a lot of emails and questions from people wanting to know how to get rid of crappy employees, or the ones who aren’t quite working out.  It’s not easy to find and hire people that will keep in line with your vision and it’s also difficult to find people who are good employees that don’t take advantage. It’s not all bad, though, because employees can be really awesome! Mentoring somebody really feels amazing and it’s very nice to know that you’re educating and supporting somebody while watching their skills grow. You can also learn a lot about yourself from being a boss. So listen in, because today we’re going to be talking about the people that you hire. 

Because it’s so hard to hire the right people and then keep them on board, I wanted to give you guys my top ten tips for the people who are working for you. The truth of the matter is that this advice probably applies to most of the people in your life and not only to the ones that work for you. Listen in now to get my best tips on how to hire and how to keep your hiring life a happy one!

Show Highlights:

  • Tip #1- Check your purpose and hire for the right reasons.
  • Tip #2- List the things that need to be done in your business, that you really need help with.
  • Tip #3- Check the rules. I learned this the hard way!
  • Tip #4- Hire for personality and train for skill. (This one could be a bit controversial.)
  • Tip #5- Be realistic about the job. Don’t just dump all your stuff on them.
  • Tip #6- Be patient- it actually takes much longer than you think to find the right person.
  • Employees can really be amazing, so it’s not all bad!
  • The freedom that you can enjoy when you employ someone.
  • Tip #7- Multi-skilling is a very good idea.
  • Tip #8- Boundaries are really essential! 
  • Tip #9- Check in regularly with your employees, even if you love them. It can even be a great opportunity to tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Tip #10- Remember that it’s not just about the money, either for them or for you, so treat your people kindly. 
  • There is always so much that you can learn from employing somebody.
  • I’ve written a whole lot of articles on my blog (www.thebizofbaking.com– under ‘staffing’) about how to be a good boss, how to hire and fire etc. 
  • I’ll be traveling a lot later this year, so for more info about where you can meet me in person, go to www.bizbakeontour.com.

2 comments on “Podcast Episode: Tips for Hiring the Right People

  1. A lot of good information! I need help badly, but past experiences has me squirming at even the thought of hiring help again. I will pop over to your blog and read more! I am the type of boss that buys lunch and does small things for my employees too, but sometimes it’s just not enough. I’ve always said, and truly believe, that no one will work harder for your business than you. You’ve given me hope!

    1. Hiring is one of the best – and worst – parts of business ownership. When you get it right it’s glorious and when it’s wrong… oh the headache. It’s worth it in the end though!

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