How to Hire the Right Person – I met David in the Caribbean (fun!!!) while I was there for a marketing convention with some amazing entrepreneurs, including Grant Cardone. A colleague kept saying he wanted to connect me with a really cool guy who writes for the Huffington Post because he thought we’d love to collaborate. We never got around to it on US soil, but…
As phenomenal as the universe works, all three of us were in Aruba at the same time for a variety of different reasons, and David and I finally had the opportunity to connect. My friend was right…we instantly meshed, our purposes were aligned, and we’ve been collaborating every since.
David is the #1 Amazon Best Selling author of the The Naked Interview: How to Hire Without Regret and has rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest entrepreneurs on the planet, including Sir Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington, Joe Polish, Grant Cardone, and more. His column, The Hiring Guru, on HuffPo is incredibly popular, providing real-time advice to business owners on how to find excellent hires who are aligned with their business goals and mission.
He’s consulted with Fortune 500 companies, graced the stages in front of too many audiences to mention, is a sought-after business coach, and an all around great guy. Plus he’s married to one of the coolest chics I know, Sunny, who’s got a featured show on BLAB.
So, why do YOU need to know how to hire the right person?
No matter what size your business, you’ll need to hire at some point. It’s better to do it the right way than the wrong way…save yourself the trouble. I’m not sure why, but most entrepreneurs never think to educate themselves on hiring before we do it. There is actual skill involved to getting awesome people aligned and working efficiently on your team.
You might be thinking…
Not me. I’m SOLO! I don’t need to know how to hire the right person….
BALDERDASH! Even if you’re a die-hard solo-preneur, unless you are proficient in everything from bookkeeping to graphic design (and are crazy enough to think you can do the best job all on your own), you’ll need to hire or outsource someone to help you get the jobs done, done right, and done great. It’s also the only way to expand a business effectively and have your business working for you instead of you being a slave to your business. Unless you’re the type of guy or gal who wants to work 20 hours a day only to never see your business grow…and I don’t think that’s you. Knowing how to hire is as essential as knowing how to pay your taxes.
David’s advice will help you weed through the forest of applicants, know what to ask, how to ask it, and how to know if someone is going to help you forward your business or just waste your time and/or resources (been there…done that!).
He’s my go-to guy on anything to do with business expansion, hiring, and organization. Now you get to apply is wisdom to your business to.
Here’s a run-down of what you’ll learn in this episode:
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:51 – How David became to Hiring Guru
1:31 – The Two Areas That Can Be The Downfall of Any Business
2:00 – The Amazon Best Selling Book
3:38 – When Should You Consider Hiring
6:00 – The First Steps You Should Take BEFORE You Hire Someone
7:15 – What You Need to Have in Place BEFORE The Interview
8:00 – What Do You Say In The Ad
8:56 – How to Separate an OKAY Hire to an AMAZING Hire
11:39 – The 10 Truths of Hiring: Truth #1
14:14 – Getting the REAL TRUTH From the References
15:15 – Creative Interview Questions That Will Expose DUD Applicants
18:30 – How Can You Set Up Your New Hires to Have a GREAT Experience
19:27 – What 2 Thinks You Need to Have in Place (GOLDEN NUGGET)
20:51 – The Most Important Part of Hiring
23:20 – Mistakes To NOT Make During an Interview
27:20 – Who Should Be Doing The Hiring In Your Business
29:30 – Why An HR Person Isn’t Always Great At Hiring
32:12 – How to Connect With David Lee Jensen
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