EP406: 9 Step Process for Hiring an Awesome Team Member
When you're just starting and building a business on a shoestring, you’re probably doing everything yourself. But as your business grows, it can get overwhelming to continue doing all the things.
How will you know when it’s time to hire?
- You’ll Experience a profit or growth plateau.
- Your business might start backsliding.
- You start to suffer from the side effects of burnout.
I’ve seen this happen typically around the 150k to 200k revenue mark with jewelry designers that have been successful so far. Their collections are selling well, they’re getting good quality website traffic, and overall they’re crushing it in business.
Except they’re stressed out and on the verge of burnout.
You’ll Reach a Point Where you can't Grow without Outside Support
Often I find designers and makers are resistant to hiring for a variety of reasons like…
- They don't want to have a big team
- They enjoy making the jewelry and don’t want to outsource it
- They think, “it’s just easier to do it myself.”
I’ve seen this pattern many times, but eventually, if you want to grow your jewelry business, you’re going to need additional support.
So, if you’re resistant to hiring a team member or if you've been struggling with how to lead and train your existing team, then you'll love this episode!
How to Hire and Grow a Team that Supports You and Your Vision
Whether you’re hiring a virtual assistant, an operations manager, or someone to help with production or shipping, this episode will give you so much clarity.
Most importantly, when you have people who buy into your vision and are excited to support your business, you’ll be amazed at how fast your business can thrive and grow.
The Ultimate Hiring Template
I’ve also got an amazing free download for you that goes with this episode. It's called The Ultimate Marketing and Social Media VA Hiring Template for Jewelry Business Owners.
It includes a step-by-step guide, checklist, and a sample job description that you can edit to fit your specific needs. You're going to love it.
In Podcast Episode 406, I share the nine steps to successfully hiring an awesome team member including…
- How to define that role and what needs to be delegated
- Determining the low-leverage tasks outside of your zone of genius
- Understanding what things only you can (and should) be doing
- How to write a job description and vet top talent
- Onboarding and training your new team member
- And so much more…
You’re going to get so much useful information and actionable tips in this episode!
And if you’re looking for more support throughout the hiring process, I invite you to join us for our upcoming Momentum Program, where we'll teach the whole hiring process, top to bottom. I’ll show you exactly how we do it at Flourish & Thrive Academy, and how we've gotten great candidates.
Here’s a quick overview of this episode:
[1:45] Resistance to hiring virtual assistants
[3:48] The importance of hiring the right people
[8:08] Writing a job description
[11:39] How to vet and test the top talent
[14:22] Hiring the right person for the job
[22:21] Holding your team accountable
I hope this episode is helpful in hiring your first or next team member. If you are thinking about hiring someone and you'd like some support, be sure to download the hiring template. I think you’ll love it!