Don’t hire to fill the position
When you need to fill a position, it is tempting to take the first applicant who can do the job.
Don’t do it!
It takes time to integrate a new employee, and for the employee to learn the corporate culture, procedures, and why we always take a little extra time with this one particular customer. It takes you time to learn if they are diligent, punctual, trustworthy, and a regular source of insight.
There will come a day when you need to fill a position with more responsibility. And it’s great to have someone who knows your organization ready and is chomping-at-the-bit to step up to that important job.
Every job in your organization is a trainee position. You’re already investing in teaching employees the one thing you can’t hire outside: your people, products, procedures and culture. Why not leverage that investment for the future?
There is a downside: you may hire someone with an eye to the future and lose them to another opportunity before you can use all their growing talents. But graduating some great people from your organization is a small price to pay for having a deep bench when you need it.
Are you a star player? Are you looking for a growing company where you’ll have lots of opportunities? We’re hiring.