Managing staffs can be challenging, yet it is crucial in scaling the business. After all there’s only so much an owner can do on his/her own. However, this crucial difficulty can be reduced significantly by simply recruiting the right people.
The question here then is off course, “How to recruit the right people?”.
Before going to that question, there is an important basis to all recruitment – the business model. Does your business have many repetitive, mechanical tasks? Or does it rely on the creativity of its staffs? Obviously both models have its requirements – or you can say different people will fit into different models.
Now that you’ve got the business model, the next thing to consider is the existing people in the business especially the managers/leaders. What kind of newbies will work with the existing staffs? Do you need ‘yes men’ or ‘someone with attitude’? What level of compromises are your people willing to take with the newbies?
These two questions will help you to alleviate your staffs’ management challenge in a great way.
In short, if you put an ant into a community of ants, guaranteed it will start working straight away. However, try putting the same ant into a community of spiders.
Happy managing (or recruiting)!