IT GIRL RADIO EPISODE #72: Getting Hiring Right with Jessica Nazarali

Do you need to hire someone but don’t know where to start? How do you avoid making common hiring mistakes? Is hiring someone even possible without stress, tears, and sleepless nights? Throw your worries aside, because I have a simple step-by-step guide to make the whole hiring process painless! I’ve made a lot of hiring mistakes. Hiring people who were too much like me. Hiring someone who wasn’t qualified or experienced in the areas that I needed support in. Hiring the first person I spoke to out of desperation! I’ve made the mistakes and learned from them, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did.

So here are the steps to hiring a new team member or assistant: 1. Make a wishlist of what you want that person to do. 2. Get over the mindset that you won’t find someone. 3. Write a job description. 4. Share the ad. 5. Interview multiple candidates. 6. Set your chosen candidates a trial task, or employ them on a trial basis. 7. Give them feedback. P.S. If it’s not a good fit, let them go! And sooner, rather than later!

I have lots of tips, techniques, and advice about how to take the stress, worry, and pain out of the hiring process, so be sure to tune in to this episode of It Girl Radio.

Easy enough? Put these steps to the test! If you’re thinking about hiring a new assistant or team member, do use this guide in your hiring process. As always, I’d love to hear how this guide works out for you to hire someone to support you in your business!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

[:25] Jessica will be sharing about hiring assistants and team members. [3:58] What is the first step to take when you’re looking to hire someone? [6:04] The second step relates to mindset. [8:14] The next steps are easy: writing a job description and sharing the job ad. [10:52] Once you receive applications for the job, you need to interview multiple people. Jessica has some tips about the kinds of questions to ask. [13:56] Depending on how the first interview goes, Jessica suggests some courses of action you can take. [16:33] Once you’ve decided on a candidate, do provide feedback to them about their work. [17:33] Jessica reminds us that it is okay to make mistakes and hire the wrong person. She has some advice about letting people go. [19:47] This episode is brought to you by the Offering Challenge.

JESSICA'S INSIGHTS SHARED ON THIS EPISODE:

“You need to start thinking about what your business will look like when it’s more than just you.”

“It’s so important that you know how to hire so you don’t make some of the really, really common hiring mistakes.”

“It’s really important before you go any further that you get yourself in the right mindset, and that you truly believe that you can find someone who would be more than willing to take on that role for you.”

“I want to be working with people who are doing whatever it is they’re doing for more than just the money.”

“If you do hire someone and they’re not a good fit, fire them quickly. End it quickly.

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