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Tips to Help Build Your Small Business Team

by Guest Author 1 May 2018 08:41

Building an A-list team for your small business is a high priority. Those who you employ become more than just employees to you. They are an extension of your brand and partners in the business. At least, they should be. You will be investing and spending a lot of time in those you employ. If you are just starting to select your team of employees, it's important to find those you work well with. Here are 3 tips to facilitate the process of hiring an A-team for your business.

Understand your strengths and weaknesses

Most employers begin the employee-seeking process by assessing what jobs they need accomplished, writing out a description, and interviewing with that in mind. While it's obviously important to understand the job description, it's also relevant to know what your strong and weak points are so that you find individuals who complement you. They can help fill in the gaps where you may be lacking.

Understand your vision

Defining and writing down your vision for the business is a first step in achieving it. Whether the mission is clear-cut or hazy, it's a starting point. This leads you to establishing certain goals that help you achieve that mission. If you want to project a certain brand image, then make it a goal. If expanding your business to include additional services or products is something you have in mind for the future, then include that in your goals. Defining your goals to future employees gives them an idea where you're headed, and it also helps you select individuals whose skills align with your goals.

Understand emotional intelligence

There is much more to good employees than just their job skills. When you work in close proximity to other employees, emotional intelligence – or a lack thereof – becomes more obvious. Emotional intelligence refers to the person's interpersonal and stress-managing skills. Even if a person is highly qualified, a bad temperament can wreak havoc in a close work setting.

Finding employees who will work seamlessly with the business is crucial for a positive workplace environment. As you bring on team players who align with your goals, display emotional intelligence, and complement your strengths and weaknesses, your business can accomplish great things.

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