Join Our Team: Planning For A New Team Member
The time to get gas for your vehicle is not when you are completely out, the same applies for a new team member.
If you are finding more and more items falling between the cracks, service deliver is lagging more lately, you are working longer days to keep up, you are doing duties that are not with in your scope, and or one of your current team member just put in a notice, you may already be behind.
It is best to always be prepared or anticipate growth that will allow you to expand and add a new team member comfortably. Whether not you are behind in this area, here are some key items to have in place:
- Create/Update an organizational chart
- Create position description for all foreseeable position
- Outline your process for screening hires
- Create a new hire familiarization training program
- Train the trainee
When bringing on new talent, there are many things to consider but being prepared leaves less room for surprises.
Here are some basic questions to consider as you plan for expansion:
- How will you know what position you need to create/fill?
- Well you be able to expand the position during future growth?
- What will be the total responsibilities of this position?
- Will hiring fit with the current climate?
- How will you determine if you selected the right candidate?
- Can a consultant fill this role to maximize budget?
- What performance metrics do you need to have in place?
- What training support do you need to have in pace?
- can a subcontractor or contractor meet your needs?
- What do you need to have in place legally before you hire?
- What will your screening process be? What is the best way to get them in the flow?
What would you add to this list? Leave your comments below.