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As I share in this week’s episode, “people” is one of the most challenging aspects of running a business… and hiring is a pivotal part of getting great people.  In this episode, I share the hiring process I work with and also the three biggest pieces of hiring advice I’ve gotten.. and that I pass on to my mentees. 

I cover: 

  • The step-by-step to my hiring process
  • My approach to checking references (including the most helpful question to ask referees!)
  • The “curve” model of deciding when to hire
  • The upsides and drawbacks to hiring before, on, or after “the curve”
  • How I use profiling when hiring
  • The two profiling tools I lean on 
  • How holding onto under-performers is kryptonite for you and your business
  • The “red flag test” I use to identify when a mentee has a under-performer in their team
  • How I reframe letting someone go to ease the guilt and worry from taking action

Resources I mention in this episode:

  • Verne Harnish’s two books are Mastering The Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up
  • Free online DISC profiling test: 123test.com/disc-personality-test
  • The Top Five CliftonStrengths test can be purchased here: store.gallup.com/p/en-au/10108/top-5-cliftonstrengths

To find out more about my Power Quartering Mentoring package, visit here: lorrainemurphy.com.au/work-with-me/mentoring

And don’t forget to preorder your copy of my new book, Step Into You, here: lorrainemurphy.com.au/presale