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LEADING TO SUCCESS - LEADERSHIP HIRING DURING COVID-19

November 30, 2020
 
Is your company challenged to recruit the right leaders for your open positions? Has COVID thrown a wrench in your hiring process and made strong leaders even more difficult to find?
 
On November 5th, Gerber hosted a Discovery event called, "Leading to Success - Leadership Hiring During COVID-19" that addressed the hiring issues entrepreneurs are facing today.
 
Randy Gerber of Gerber, LLC led the discussion with Alec Broadfoot, CEO of VisionSpark, an executive search firm that helps small to mid-sized entrepreneurial companies make hiring and people decisions for core value fit and bottom-line growth. Randy and Alec discussed strategies on how to build and hire the right leadership to the team for your business, even during a pandemic.
 
In a fireside chat / Q&A style format, Randy asked Alec about the trends and challenges entrepreneurs are facing when trying to hire the right team player.
 
Here are the key takeaways:
 
LIKE JIM COLLINS SAYS, FOCUS ON THE "WHO," THEN THE "WHAT"
Entrepreneurs need to get clarity on what success looks like for key positions, and then think about the behaviors, traits and values a person in that role should possess. Alec advises to hire for characters and core values first, experience second.
 
KEEP YOUR CORE VALUES FRONT AND CENTER THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
Include your core values in your position profile, because it will attract those individuals who are drawn to your core values and repel those who aren't. Design your interview questions to ask for examples of how each candidate demonstrated one of your core values.
 
USE AN ASSESSMENT TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL AND CURRENT EMPLOYEES
Alec recommended using an assessment that measures mental aptitude and personality, such as the Achiever Assessment. Assessments are also helpful in determining the strengths and aptitudes of your current employees. They should be used every two years but looked at every six months. This will help you identify employee strengths you may have forgotten about as the business changes and team members resign.
 
THE BIGGEST DANGER OF A HIRING PROCESS IS NOT HAVE ONE AT ALL
Most companies have strong processes for sales and working with customers, but they don't have a strong process for hiring. Begin with a position profile, review your hiring checklist and evaluate them objectively.
 
OFFER COMPENSATION THAT WILL ATTRACT A PLAYERS
Often called "the purple squirrel" an A player is worth the investment. Too often entrepreneurs consider compensation as an expense rather than an investment. Use tools to measure your employee's ROI. Your A player with perform better than your B or C players, and will more than make up for their bump in compensation.
 
Please visit our website for a list of upcoming events, and stay connected with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!


INDEX
  • INNOVATE, UPGRADE & DOMINATE
  • RECOVERING FROM THE GREAT PAUSE
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: PART II
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
  • DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
  • DEAL CLOSING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
  • WHAT IS A CASH FLOW FORECAST AND WHY YOU NEED IT
  • LEADING TO SUCCESS - LEADERSHIP HIRING DURING COVID-19
  • A NEW KIND OF ENVIRONMENT - THE EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE DURING COVID
  • SUCCESS BEYOND THE GREAT PAUSE CONNECTION, CASH, CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION
  • THE STATE OF COLLEGE IN 2020
  • TAKE PAUSE DURING THE GREAT PAUSE: A WEBINAR FOR DENTISTS
  • GET A GRIP! AND GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS
  • YOUR LEASE IS UP, NOW WHAT?
  • LETS TALK PE MINORITY EQUITY: THE ALTERNATIVE SALES STRATEGY
  • BUILDING A BEST PLACE TO WORK
  • GETTING YOUR BUSINESS SECURITY IN CHECK
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER LIVE AT GERBER! PART DEUX
  • MOTIVATING THE HIGH PERFORMERS IN YOUR BUSINESS
  • WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW... WAGE & HOUR LAW IMPACT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS A VALUE DRIVER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • COMPETITION FOR CASH
  • FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
  • HIRING THE RIGHT CONTROLLER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • GUYS' NIGHT WITH GERBER
  • LADIES' NIGHT
  • BUSINESS GROWTH MADE SIMPLE
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER. LIVE AT GERBER!
  • UPSTREAM GRATITUDE: CREATING A CULTURE OF GRATEFUL EMPLOYEES WHILE INCREASING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
  • DIGITAL DANGERS AT HOME
  • ORGANIC CONTAINER GARDENING
  • COOK HEALTHY, COOK EASY
  • HIRING IN A HIGH-GROWTH ENVIRONMENT
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