According to David Guest, an eminent business coach in Melbourne, team plays a very important role for any business organizations. Being a business owner you must show your leadership skills in order to grow your business.
Today, most companies are beginning to recognise that soft skills are also as important as any other valuable traditional skills and why businesses are investing more attention on developing and rewarding good leaders. As a leader it is really important to build a dream team so that at the end of the day you can easily achieve your goals through the effective output of your team. A dream team is considered to be the combination of highly effective employees and a skillful manager and leader. A good manager knows how to handle a dream team and get the tasks done by the team using strategy, tact and diplomacy. But first, in order to build a winning team, you must recruit some high potential talented candidates for your team.
- First, you need to pay attention to your current employees and look for candidates with promotional scope. Before hiring an external candidate, look internally. Always offer valued rewards to the people who are really active in your business and are committed to the company’s success.
- As a key decision-maker for your business, start building contacts and networks of potential candidates. Instead of stacking your networks full of marketing, sales and joint venture opportunity connections, consider getting to know high value individuals that you may be able to recruit in the future. Always keep the current contact details of people whom you want to recruit in your team.
- It is very important to develop a reputation as a skilled and effective leader because every candidate wants to work with a reputed leader. Your public reputation as a business or individually as a leader or manager play a significant role in attracting talented candidates.
- “Lack of opportunity” is another key reason why talented individuals leave jobs. Wise candidates know that managers can easily make or break their opportunity and is one reason why they decide to take one job over another. Candidates need to be convinced that there is real opportunity for them in joining your team, both now and in the future.
- Managers who are intimidated by dynamic and highly motivated candidates and do not recruit them can inadvertently hinder the innovation and creative capacity of the team. Continuing to stack the team with same sorts of people will get you the same sorts of results.
- Avoid recruiting your relatives or friends particularly into established teams. Whether a close relationship outside of work exists or not it can become difficult to maintain a professional relationship when you’re the boss and they’re not. Recruit a deserving candidate, someone that has the exact skills you require and the right personality to fit into your business culture and the team.
- You must shortlist candidates who are really serious about their job and know how to complete work within given deadlines. Although a single interview process is often not enough to determine whether the candidate is really passionate about work and efficient or not, you can ask questions about their current job to establish their attitude towards the people they’re working with and the work they’re doing. This may give you a little insight into how serious they are about work.
- Finally evaluate your candidates on their communication skills. Do they openly share information about themselves and details of their work history? Challenge them to explain something in a different way to the first way they spoke about something, to see how flexible they are with their communication skills. Get them to tell you about a time when there was a communication break down in a previous job and find out what they did about it. Communication is the most important thing in any business, so assessing your candidates on how communicative they are will ensure they don’t become a communication dead zone in your business and team.
Use these steps to guide you through the selection process so that you get the best candidate for your dream team.