Get Over These Hiring Myths and Build a Stronger Team Now!

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It’s not always easy to know how to hire new employees. Here at FocalPoint Business Coaching & Training, our Coaches take their hiring strategies straight from worldwide bestselling author Brian Tracy, along with other management experts who have proven the value of their techniques in the world of business.

Below are six hiring myths debunked by Bill J. Bonnstetter, chairman of Target Training International, Ltd. & TTI Success Insights. Bill was kind enough to share this article with us; his insights on these myths fit exactly with the ways our FocalPoint Business & Training Coaches approach hiring.

Myth 1: The hiring process starts with the job description.

False! While most use a job description as step one, they really need to look at key accountabilities instead. Focus on the things you need this person to actually do for your business, and make sure they have a proven track record of doing those things.

Myth 2: I am unbiased when I hire.

False! This is why an objective, unbiased screening process needs to be in place. As with any other major decision, a few sets of eyes can see more clearly than one.

Myth 3: My hiring process isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough.

Probably not. Operating without a talent management system can make your company susceptible to liability. Every talent loss costs your company big bucks, so make sure you have a system in place to hire people who will stick around and keep bringing value to your business.

Myth 4: Of all of the resumes received, we ended up with the best candidate.

Maybe, but maybe not. You might have found someone better if you had spent a little more time, asked for a second opinion from someone you trust, or fine-tuned your screening process a bit more.

Myth 5: Hiring is a time-consuming, money pit.

False! Assessment-based screening systems programmed to perform job-based matching will save time and money. It’s like any other process in your business; if you spend some time optimizing, you’ll save huge amounts of time in the long run.

Myth 6: Hiring tools are just used for hiring.

False! Use assessments to provide new hires’ foundation to onboarding, job-related training, skill development and leadership development. As soon as that person starts working, you need to know exactly how they will fit into the organization, what training they need to get up to speed, and how long it will take them to start adding value.

Most people are stunned by the fact that good people are easy to find. How do I know? I stopped “hiring” long ago and instead I job match. Hiring is offering a job. Job matching is pairing people with the next step in their career. But to embrace job matching, you need to confront the hiring myths above.

For more hiring tips like these, check our Brian Tracy’s bestselling management manual The Way to Wealth Workbook, Part III: Blueprints for Success or sign up with a FocalPoint Business & Training Coach and get personalized insights on your hiring process!


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