Picture this: You’re ready to hire someone!
You start the journey of sifting through bad candidates to find potential team players. You interview them (probably multiple times) before offering them the job. Then, you wait to see if they will accept your position over other job offers or even show up to their first day of work. Not to mention, you don’t know if they’re going to be a good fit for the role you’re providing until they get there, but you cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Now, does this sound familiar: You hired someone thinking “They’re perfect for the job!” only to find out their first week that they don’t have a good work ethic? Or maybe they were a hard worker, but they suddenly quit in a rage 2-3 months into working for you without any indication that anything was wrong in the first place.
You can only gather so much information from a person’s resume, but what if I told you there was a way to see into the minds of your candidates and hit the nail on the head with hiring every time to get the right people on your team?
How to Find Team Players, Not Team Failures
As a business owner, you need people in the right seats for the job you offer who also love what they do.
Seems simple, but the question often is: “How do I find them?”
Whether you’ve hired team members before or this is your first rodeo, I’m excited to share a tool with you that I’ve used time and again called Predictive Index (PI).
PI helps you narrow down your search by using a survey that tells you details about the person you’re interviewing that they may not even realize about themselves. When you’re building a team, you want people who will stick by you because they love what you stand for, not just what you offer, and PI will do just that.
As a Certified PI Partner, I can tell you that I’ve used this tool for years and I have only found success in it. So how can using PI for hiring be turned into a good experience?
- First, before you even begin the hiring process, you want to make sure your company culture is in place. This can be done by having your core values, BHAG, and some basic structures in place to help you waste less time, money, and energy. Remember to use your core values as your North Star, and you want to use this for your hiring process.
- Second, PI helps navigate who you want to represent your culture. You can use PI to map out the profile of the team members you’d like in your back pocket who you’d like to represent your business.
- Third, and possibly most importantly, it helps you find who you DON’T want on your team. Eliminating potential candidates who will not help your business move forward before you even hire them saves you so much time, money, and energy in the long run.
Hiring can be a tedious process, but if you’d like to keep your employees around for the long run, I’d love to help make the journey of discovering your team so much simpler. To learn more about how you can save time and headaches with hiring, schedule a one-on-one meeting with me here!