there’s a recession going on, but there are some GREAT opportunities
out there for business owners, especially when it comes to resources –
specifically, “human” resources. Over a million people have lost their
jobs in the last twelve months. Many of them are gifted,
creative, and business-savvy professionals. As business owners, this
literally means that we get to harvest the amazing crop of talent that
someone ELSE has nurtured – perhaps for YEARS. Stand back
and spend a few hours; pick the two or three areas in your organization
that you want to see revitalized, and then do a little shopping.
Why do this now, when you “should” be cutting costs? Here are my two three reasons. I’ll cover two more later today and over a dozen at my Summit in June. (PLUS what to look for and how to inspire them.) Obviously
I know how to create great teams – I hate to play the millionaire card,
but nobody gets to this level without choosing and growing AMAZING,
biz-building teams. Okay! Here are a few of the strategies for success that I’ll teach in June.
Why build a team NOW:
1. Appreciation. To be blunt, new hires usually repay the favor exponentially in
hard work. It’s almost a given that these employees will bring their A
game to everything they do. After all, they KNOW that having a great
job is not a definite any more, but instead, a great opportunity.
2. Good Stuff. We
know one thing, people (and companies) buy the good stuff. They cut
back everywhere possible, but the BEST products and services are the
last to go. While there’s a lot to be said for longevity, hiring new
team members with great ideas will go far toward remaining viable while
your competitors scramble. Want to know what someone can bring to your
company or your projects? ASK THEM. Before you interview candidates,
have your staffing agent pose the question and respond to you by email
with their ideas.
To your continued success!
Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author