How to Optimize the Hiring Process

lean dream team loyb podcast Oct 12, 2021

Are you wearing too many hats because the mere idea of hiring feels too big a risk for your business? The blog today helps set you up for success in the hiring process from start to finish. Then you will be able to find the right team for your business by hearing a conversation I had with Jessica Maine about what it's like to be hiring and to be a potential candidate. 

Alignment in hiring is a simplified map to build out your dream team while giving yourself space to do what you love.

When you have finally decided it is time to hire, follow this outline each step of the way to create your dream team.

We'll be breaking these down over the course of the episode today:

    • Casting the vision
    • Hiring doesn't have to feel risky 
    • The details matter 
    • The job description formula 
    • Protecting your own space


Tune into Episode 41 of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast or keep reading below.



Not only do we share how to optimize the hiring process for your business, but I provide the perspective of the person doing the hiring and Jessica provides the perspective of the candidate.  She also shares what it was like to go through the hiring process with Lean Out Method. 

So if you have ever wondered what your applicants are thinking when they see your job posting and are evaluating your company and role vs. someone else's, you'll love this behind-the-scenes discussion.

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1 Casting the Vision:

 Knowing where your business is going in the next year is the first step. Examine what you have been doing to get to this point and looking to where you want to be and where you need to take back time and space. Having this vision allows you to see what types of assistance you will need going forward. 

2 Hiring Does Not Have to Feel Risky:

Hiring, in the beginning, might feel overwhelming and a risk you might not be ready to take. However, when you know where you are going, you know what support you need, and you can pick from any of the following and more types of hires that fit your needs. Hourly, part-time, freelancers, project-based, a set number of hours per week, full time.       

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3 The Details Matter:

Create a job description that will light up the right person and be off-putting to the wrong people. When you give in-depth detail to the type of people you want, you will put off people who were never the right fit.

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4 Job Description Formula:

To filter unaligned candidates, get clear on the following questions and present the answers in the opening. What kind of person is a great fit, who you are as a company, and what your company values are? These allow the candidate from the beginning to see if their values match yours. 

A candidate is just as likely to want to come onboard your business for the values you represent as they are for the financial impact the job will have for them. With so many companies hiring, you will attract your ideal hire through aligning your value, purpose, and passion. Whether you are hiring someone for, whether it's copywriting, emails or, website development should be in alignment. The employee wants to work in a safe and supportive environment. Company values are a vital part of creating that safe space. 

Now that you have mapped your vision, created the most incredible posting, candidates are starting to roll in, now the final step is the make-or-break step. The interview and hiring process, at last, is where you are finally connecting face to face, or virtually you want to feel as good about a potential team member here as you do when seeing their skills on paper. 

5 Protect Your Space: 

When it is time for you to hire someone, they can have all the best qualifications imaginable on paper, and they can still show up to the interview unprepared or uninspired. You do not have to hire them because they can potentially do more harm than good to your team morale, branding, and company reputation. Make sure your interview process is as much about getting to know who they are in terms of values, their ability to do the job, and their overall attitude to make sure they can do the job. 

Hiring candidates who are a good match, already interested, and invested in your mission from their due diligence before an interview will help make your decision easier. Don't take a "just need a body" in-place sort of viewpoint because this is your business. 

You want things to be sustainable by taking the time to hire well, which in the long run gives you back so much peace of mind. 

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by Crista Grasso

Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale.  Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business.  She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast


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