Struggling to recruit or to find good candidates? Wanting to make sure you absolutely get it right so you don’t risk losing time, money, and client relationships by hiring the wrong person? You need a hiring process to attract team members who have the ability AND the culture fit with your firm. This will help you build that process.
Values is more than just "personality fit" or a culture match. This is about the actionable behaviours your team live up to, day to day.
Make it part of your process to determine if this person will live up to ALL of your values, or not. Values don't stand alone. In this session talk about your values, how they're documented and communicated, how you check against them not only in hiring but post-hire, and how to incorporate all this into your hiring process.
One of the most common mistakes accountants make when hiring is to take the applicant at their word - or qualification, or degree. In this session we'll look at the skills your new team member needs to have, and how to test for these in a practical way. This way it doesn't matter what they SAY: it matters what they show they can do.
Now you've identified values and skills, it's time to address Post Traumatic Employer/Employee Stress Disorder (PTESD). What mistakes have you made in the past? Where did you hire badly or fire slowly or miss something? What went wrong and what can you learn from it to make your new hiring process the best ever? Mistakes are frustrating, painful, and expensive: but they are your best teacher when you really listen and dig deep.
Attracting the right team members follows the exact same principles as attracting the right clients. Know your values and communicate them; design and display a process so it's clear; share content which is appealing to the right kind of person; and follow the process no matter what (rather than simply following your gut!). And get the very best team members ever!