In business, it is often the people who are the difference between business success and business failure. Having the right people in the right seats - in the best of times and in the worst of times - matters.
At first glance, “uncertain times call for a plan” seems counter-intuitive. How can we plan when there is so much uncertainty? That is how I felt as the response to the pandemic impacted my daily life. I didn’t know what to expect from one day to the next. I am a person who likes to be in control and suddenly seemed to have none.
Author’s note: I originally wrote this blog long before the COVID-19 outbreak. To say things have changed would be an understatement. First things first, take care of yourself, your family, your employees, your team and your customers. That will always be the top priority. Some business owners I’ve talked with in the past few weeks have shared there has been unexpected time available; time their customers aren’t open or time they no longer spend commuting.
I love rock and roll music—The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, and Aerosmith are just a few of my favorites. There’s something about the energy, intense rhythms and amazing talent, especially from the classic 80’s. Have you ever wondered how talent scouts go about finding the next Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler?
Hiring is a topic we hear a lot about today. Many business owners I talk with indicate they have a need to fill positions on their team and many feel they don’t have time to devote to it or lament it’s taking too much of their time. As a hiring manager you only have so many hours in a day; making the best use of your time is key.