What can you do during the recruitment and selection stage to spot your future shining stars? Have you heard the mantra hire for attitude and train for skill? One core element of your ‘people’ proposition should be hiring individuals whose personal values are in sync with the values that make the organisation tick. In this scenario, character counts far more than their credentials.
The right people in the right role can accelerate your business growth journey exponentially. The wrong people can set you back 12 months in a heartbeat and be an expensive lesson both in terms of real cash and missed opportunities. The solution is not complicated. Simply define the type of person who will thrive in your business.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had some great conversations with business leaders and owners about unlocking their people potential, and one common thread, irrespective of industry, business size or shape, is that ‘people’ are one of their greatest opportunities but also one of their greatest challenges when leading a business.
Get it right and it can catapult your forward in realising your growth ambitions, get it wrong and it will set you back 6-12mths on your growth journey.
Many of us continually postpone our happiness, sometimes indefinitely! It's not that we consciously set out to do so, but that we keep convincing ourselves that "someday I'll be happy, when ‘something’ happens. But the truth is, there is no better time to be happy than right now!