What’s Your DREAM JOB?May 15, 2009
Harvesting a Great Team – Part TwoMay 18, 2009
Yes, there’s a recession going on, but there are some GREAT opportunities out there for business owners, especially when it comes to resources – specifically, “human” resources. Over a million people have lost their jobs in the last twelve months. Many of them are gifted, creative, and business-savvy professionals. As business owners, this literally means that we get to harvest the amazing crop of talent that someone ELSE has nurtured – perhaps for YEARS. Stand back and spend a few hours; pick the two or three areas in your organization that you want to see revitalized, and then do a little shopping.
Why do this now, when you “should” be cutting costs? Here are my two three reasons. I’ll cover two more later today and over a dozen at my
Why build a team NOW:
1. Appreciation. To be blunt, new hires usually repay the favor exponentially in hard work. It’s almost a given that these employees will bring their A game to everything they do. After all, they KNOW that having a great job is not a definite any more, but instead, a great opportunity.
2. Good Stuff. We know one thing, people (and companies) buy the good stuff. They cut back everywhere possible, but the BEST products and services are the last to go. While there’s a lot to be said for longevity, hiring new team members with great ideas will go far toward remaining viable while your competitors scramble. Want to know what someone can bring to your company or your projects? ASK THEM. Before you interview candidates, have your staffing agent pose the question and respond to you by email with their ideas.
To your continued success!
Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author