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How to recruit the best Talent?

How to recruit the best Talent?

If you are a start–up or an SME, spend maximum time in the recruitment process. The biggest challenge today for small
businesses is hiring good people and retaining them.

“The way you hire can make or break your company.” Click To Tweet

Your recruitment mindset defines the future of your company.

Research shows,

A- Class Managers hire A+ guys.

B- Class Managers hire C-class employees,

C- Class managers hire D-Class employees.

The net result is that A-class managers make their company a company of giants, which can lead to sustained growth. On the other hand B and C-class managers, who are insecure, make their company a company of dwarfs and drive their companies to dust.

Tomorrow’s business reality is that only two things will drive success- innovation and people. Employees are your first, internal consumers.

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And therefore, good employees build better brands. If you have good and happy employees – your customers will be taken care of.

 

How to avoid hiring morons

Experienced or newbie, chances are that what you thought you caught was a prize actually turns out to be a boot.

And unlike in fishing, for a business it takes weeks to realise this. How does one avoid this slip up?

The real trick is to avoid hiring low productivity employees. One rotten apple can spoil the entire basket.

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Here are some sure shot ways:

1. Don’t look at the candidate’s CV.

If you ignore my advice and still look at it, you will realise that an average candidate is almost qualified to replace Bill Gates. (After all, candidate himself has crafted the CV) Try to find some unusual things in his career, some breaks-
something that makes him stand apart from the crowd.

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2. Go for the attitude, not the skills.

You can teach skills to a giraffe-but a great positive attitude can make ahuge difference.

Once, I hired a drummer from a nightclub as a salesman in Delhi, and he broke all the sales records in his territory.

You are an average of five people you meet. Attitude is contagious- it spreads to the rest of the team.

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Employees with great attitude will make your team an unstoppable force.

3. Extra –curricular Activities

Give 50 % weight age to candidate’s extra-curricular activities.

Find about his hobbies; his interest in sports, music or any other passion.

Does he read books? What kind of friends he has?

A well- rounded candidate with good social skills will be 3 times more productive than a University topper, who may be a complete bozo.

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4. Get a woman’s perspective

For some unexplained reason, I believe that woman have a sixth

sense in judging people.

Hence, I always take their opinion.

If possible, get a woman on the interview panel.

My own litmus test: For any important position, either I will ask a woman employee to give her opinion or I call the candidate to come over and have dinner with my family.

This way, I normally avoid hiring morons.

Why Good People Will Not Work For You

Nobody good wants to join a small business UNLESS you can compensate them in terms of better salary, bonuses, better environment.

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The truth is,

The market has changed

Expectations have changed

Opportunities have changed.

 

 

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