4 keys to building a strong team
To take care of clients when you’re not available, and to have more time for new business, you need a strong team behind you. Here’s how to build one.
Identify the skill gaps.
1. You know current strengths and weaknesses. Hire for the missing skills. To identify them, write job descriptions defining each employee’s role and responsibilities.
Take your time.
2. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the price of a bad hire is at least 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings. Don’t hire until you find someone you’re excited about. If you’re having difficulty, consider revising the job description.
Hire people who are different from you.
3. “Like attracts like” makes sense in our personal lives. But in business, hire people with experiences and styles different from you and team members. They’ll add valuable new viewpoints and capabilities. The ideal team has a range of different people who complement each other.
4. Downplay personality.
It’s great if someone has a winning personality, but it’s an extra. Hire people first and foremost for the skills, experience and drive they’ll need to succeed in their role at your business.
Here’s to putting together the team that will help you to your best year ever… Enjoy a great month!
**Looking Out For Your Best Interest**
Brandy Whitmire | Branch Manager | Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS #194877
HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., DBA FinanceMyHome.com