As a kid, I remember my dad saying one phrase over and over and over again. Whether it was before a big test, an athletic performance, or just before making a big decision, he would remind me, “Sarah, put yourself in the place of most potential.” As I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize the place my dad was referring to was right between my ears…I needed to get my mind right in order to put my best foot forward, whatever the action may be. In this blog, I want to challenge hiring managers, firm owners, and HR directors to really look at their mindset, putting themselves in the place of most potential before making a new hire.
It is always an exciting time in your firm when you are ready to bring on a new team member. At least it is for me, Vista’s Director of Talent Acquisition! Whether your firm needs a replacement for someone who has quit or is leaving, or you are looking for an entirely new position, it is imperative the hiring manager, or whoever it may be making the final call on the hire, is in the right frame of mind to do so. But you might be asking yourself…what does “right” mean? Are there things I need to be aware of when hiring besides making the hire? Yes! Yes, there are. Here are a few ideas to consider BEFORE putting an ad out for a new team member:
The Right Mind
Ask yourself this: Are you putting yourself and your firm in the place of most potential when it comes to hiring? While every hire is a risk, making sure your mind is in the right place will not only impact your firm but help your hiring process as well! I want to challenge you to keep an open mind when it comes to resumes, remember candidates are people first, utilize your team when hiring, and be sure you are hiring for growth. It’s likely you are in the position you are in today because someone took a chance on you! Put yourself and your possible new team member in the place of most potential!