If you are building a business based in health or anything else to create your financial freedom you might need to hire people to help you. So how do you make sure you hire the right people to make your business prosperous?
Let us look at the common strategies:
Request CVs or Resumes from interested people
Ask friends to make suggestions of good candidates
Ask business colleagues to make suggestions of good candidates
Once you have possible candidates, typically, you or a hiring manager interview the candidates once or twice or three times and then check references, employment history and education for those that appear to be the best. Then you make your hiring decision.
Unfortunately, this approach does not really give you a chance to find out if the person you are hiring is really able to do the job.
Consider the following as an alternative approach:
If you are hiring a person to do computer programming for you interview them by giving them a test on their ability to program and / solve a problem you have.
If you are hiring a person to do customer service don’t listen to their comments in an interview instead test them out in front of customers in your store and you will find out if they have the ability they say they have.
If you are hiring a yoga instructor test them out by having him or her teach a class and see if they shine.
Get the person to do what you are going to pay them to do. Many people can be great in interviews but terrible on the job. Make sure you don’t waste your time and theirs by finding out first can they really do the job before you hire them to do the job.
Just my 3 cents,
P.S. I also recommend you check out an interesting book that suggests you also take a candidate out for lunch to find out who they truly are. It is called Hiring the Best: Manager’s Guide to Effective Interviewing and Recruiting Human Resources & Personnel Management Books)