Like a pie crust, there aren’t many ingredients. However, the way in which you combine them makes a world of difference.
To make a pie crust, the ingredients are simple: salt, flour, a bit of sugar, shortening, chilled butter, and chilled water. Depending on the cook, there might be a few other ingredients. The directions seem easy too. Mix the ingredients and roll out the dough.
Yet, my Grammy made this an art form. She knew just when to stop mixing and when to roll out the dough. She made it look so easy. Yet, for me, it was tough. I seemed to either over mix or under mix the dough. My crust was either tough as nails or a mushy mess. But something in me constantly questioned, “How could it possibly be that easy for Grammy and so hard for me? Certainly, I must have missed something critical to make it turn out right.”
Now doesn’t that sound just like hiring the right people for your business? Like making a pie crust, there is an art to hiring the right people.
When you need to hire, waiting until you have years of experience isn’t an option. Many business owners struggle and continually end up with the wrong people. And the ramifications are much more serious than a bad pie crust.
Most people only know what they’ve been taught. Or worse, they never had a teacher to guide them. So, remember that learning is the path to knowledge and today is the best time to start. Hiring the right team members has a few essential ingredients.