The hiring process for any company can be a strenuous task, especially for a start-up. Many guests from the Imagine More Podcast, including CBQ, Mike Landman, and Marshall Chiles, have shared their experiences when it comes to hiring and onboarding new employees. Considering the amount of strain the wrong hire can pose for a growing business, we wanted to compile a list of common hiring mistakes to steer clear of.
Hiring Someone Exactly Like You | It’s always great when you find a person who has a similar mindset to you in the workplace. The problem is, that person doesn’t bring any new ideas or skillsets to the table. If you want to create the ultimate dream team, seek out people who are different from yourself.
Hiring a Person Who Is Versatile | A jack of all trades, but a master of none. Hiring a person like this will not add any value to your company or the employee. This will just lead to the person to feel that they are contributing meaningless work with no specialty skills.
Right Person, Wrong Role | Hiring a skilled person is great, but did you place them in the correct role? Be sure to think strategically about where you place new hires.
Hiring Too Fast | Remember to invest time in the hiring process. This is imperative if you want to find the best candidate. You don’t want to miss out on a rockstar because you were in a rush to fill the position.
Getting Caught Up in Charisma | It is very easy to get caught up in a charming, charismatic person. It’s great for a potential hire to have those qualities, but it is also important that they have the knowledge to back it up.
Story By: Kasey Kiser