In our previous post, we talked through the initial steps of Building Your Team. Today, we are talking through the interview process and sharing tips on choosing your ideal candidate.
While experience in the industry is certainly helpful, it’s more important that your team has the passion, design talent, caring personality and integrity (or whatever inborn traits are most important to you as a business owner) that you desire for your business. You can teach people to plan events and teach them your process. You cannot teach integrity, loyalty, honesty or passion. Obviously having someone who has the traits you desire plus has experience in the industry is ideal for most business owners.
Here are some tips for the interview process:
Remember that someone can have an outstanding resume, amazing accolades and glowing recommendations, but if there isn’t immediate chemistry, chances are that it won’t work out. If you don’t get the warm fuzzies during the interview, your clients won’t either. Does this person share your vision and have a genuine interest in you?
The most important piece of advice – when you’re hiring, trust your gut. If you think something is “off” about a potential hire, then move on to the next candidate.