4 Best Steps to Hiring a Winner!

Jun 05, 2022
Results Driven Leadership Management Training
4 Best Steps to Hiring a Winner!


It is shocking how many hiring managers and executives have poor skills when interviewing for talent. In my observations, it seems that this key and the essential process have been self-taught in most cases, and they have not taught themselves very well.

 "No Matter What Business You're in, You're in the People Business." The people a company hires are the most valuable asset they have. The bulk of your success will come from their efforts. On the flip side, the biggest headaches and fires created in your organization come from your people. There is much to learn to be highly effective as a hiring professional. Let me share 4 Great Steps to Hiring a Winner.

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  1.  Hire Slow! Rushing to fill a position simply is where the problems usually start. Hiring on what your gut is telling you sets you up to fail. Always take your time and use as many resources as possible to identify the best candidates out there. It should take several weeks to fill a position, not several days. Once you begin interviewing, always have multiple people interview them. At least two others to get different opinions and impressions. Remember, you are investing, not just hiring.
  2. You are not using Available Hiring Tools. You must know and use the behavioral interview method. Have the candidate tell you stories, not just give you answers. This approach is so much more effective. Behavioral interviews are how you learn to know the actual person you are considering and their behaviors. Have everyone use the interview guide and compare responses for consistency and honesty.
  3.  They are not using Pre-Employment Testing. Get a leg up from the beginning. Utilize a DISC profile to understand the candidate's personality type and determine if they are a good fit for the position and your company culture. Determine their communication style and motivators. For salespeople, use a Pre-employment sales survey also available from DISC. That way, you know the strengths and shortcomings of the candidate, avoiding huge hiring mistakes.

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  1.  You are Hiring Because of a Great Resume. Yes, the experience is excellent, but it's not the most important thing. It would be best to look for the right person, not the best resume. Someone's experience from another company does not guarantee that their experience or success from a previous employer will translate successfully to your company. It is tough to retrain someone with years of experience if that experience does not fit your company's culture or processes. Getting rid of ingrained habits is hard work. In some situations, you may often be far better off hiring those with less experience and investing in training them in your process.

There are 14 mistakes employers make when hiring new talent.

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Good hiring decisions are critical to the success of your organization. Results Driven Managers have an extremely high success rate in hiring because they know how to effectively interview and select the right person for the right job.


Included in the Course

  • Executive Instructor-led videos
  • Full course PDF in downloads for reference.
  • Exercise One Identifying Your Most Common Hiring Mistakes
  • Exercise Two Your Plan For Improving Your Hiring Future
  • True False Quiz to successfully complete the Course.
  • Downloads of additional tools for future use.
  • Behavior-Based Interview Guide
  • Interview Guide for Management Positions
  • Phone Interview Form

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About the author:

Vaughn is the co-founder of Results-Driven Leadership. He is a leadership development expert, podcaster, and author. His methods are brought from his real-world experience working on the front lines and living the role of being a high-impact leader and manager. There was no theory, just common-sense advice and direction. He is a former executive with CarMax, the world's largest and most respected company in the auto industry, and is a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work.

Vaughn's mission is to improve the impact of executives and other managers by increasing their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

His motto is "No matter what business you're in; you're in the people business."


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