As a successful leader, you know how frustrating it is when you begin to realize that one of your team members isn’t a good fit. You notice an issue and it begins to gnaw at you and then eventually it keeps you up at night. You hope the problem will go away, but it actually grows worse over time.
The time and financial cost of finding, hiring and training a team member who must ultimately be replaced by someone else who you have to find, hire and train is enormous. The opportunity cost is even greater. But how can you avoid it?
We guide our clients through a patented process called Job Benchmarking in order to avoid making a bad hire. It works like this:
Here are some questions for you to consider about your team:
You might be surprised how many people are currently working in a job that is poorly defined or has never been defined at all. I often am, and I do this for a living. You really can't blame the person for not doing a job well when the job is unclear. Our job benchmarking process helps the job speak for itself. That way, when you are hiring someone new or developing someone who is already on your team, the target is clear.