The Hiccups with Hiring - How to Build Your Team - Tom & Ariana Sylvester

The Hiccups with Hiring – How to Build Your Team

Nov 19, 2018 | Operations, Podcast, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Strategy | 0 comments

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Episode Brief Description

Hiring the right people is critical to growing your team and scaling your business, but most people struggle with it.  We discuss how to hire and build a great team

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Key Insights & Timestamps

  • [00:28] – Welcome
  • [04:19] – Common issues 
    • Hiring the wrong people, in general 
    • Lack of management experience 
  • [07:05] – Micromanaging or not managing enough 
  • [10:00] – It is critical to your success to be sure you’ve taken the time to learn how to manage a team
    • Seek out a company that you admire and study how they run their hiring process 
  • [11:31] – Leader vs Manager 
    • Leadership should be ” How can I help?” 
  • [12:30] – Hiring is the same in the online space as it is in offline space – which tends to be a common misconception 
  • [14:02] – Hiring before your budget allows 
    • It is typically always better to hire after you need to, rather than before. Yes, this may mean extra work for you, but only for a little while
  • [16:15] – How to approach building your team 
    • Does your hire believe in your mission? In your values?
    • Do their working styles compliment yours? Personality assessments are a great way to discover this 
  • [26:56] – Onboarding 
    • Communication and expectations are key!
  • [31:01] – Open communication and staying accountable 
  • [35:25] – Tom’s Top 2 Hiring Questions
  • [37:31] – Have fun with your team! 
  • [39:49] – Action Items 
  • [41:33] – Tom’s Bookshelf

Your Homework

Ariana’s Homework

  • Post in the comments – What is something you’re looking to hire? 

Tom’s Homework

  • What is your experieicne with hiring? 

Tom’s Bookshelf


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Key Insights

  • Explore the common issues when hiring and building a team
  • Think outside the box during the hiring process 
  • Set expectations and hold your team (and your self) accountable 

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