157 | Hiring: Might Need To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs To Find Your Prince

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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Recent Hiring Trends My Clients Are Dealing With
  • Some Behind The Scenes Of My Hiring Difficulties And Wins
  • Why You Should Be Slower To Hire And Quicker To Let Go
  • What You Can Learn From Each Bad Hire
  • Hiring Mindset Traps To Avoid
  • So Much More!

Hiring can be such a drag.

I mean, sure, it can start off exciting as you get clarity on a goal, determine your talent gap, create a position to fill it, and add the posting to the job site.

Sure, it can be thrilling as multiple qualified candidates’ resumes show up in your inbox.

But then you start reading through the resumes and interviewing the candidates and your gut tells you they’re full of shit.

The work they’ve supposedly done just doesn’t match the conversations you’re having.

They say they’re semi-fluent in Spanish yet can’t respond to your simple, ¿Dónde vives?

They say they’re competent in Excel, yet when you ask them about creating certain calculations for you, they admit they will need a refresher on calculations.

They say they can write awesome blogs for you, yet their English is more than broken.

Ugh.

Interview after interview happens and you’re no closer to finding your next hire than before you posted the job, let alone the unicorn you were hoping for.

Hiring can be daunting.

And when it starts feels like a nightmare, you start questioning your decision to hire.

Maybe I’m not meant to grow my team…

Maybe I should just do XYZ myself…

Maybe it’s not the right time to hire someone…

Maybe that project just isn’t supposed to be…

Well, let me tell you – get out of your head.

The hiring process can royally suck but consider it short-term pain for long-term gain!

It may take a while, a few headaches, and several painful conversations, but when you do the work and find the right person to fill your gap, it will be worth it.

One great hire can change the trajectory of your business and the way you’re able to show up in your business.

As the saying goes, you might need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince/princess.

In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into the topic of getting your mindset on board with continuing to look for your next hire even when it’s freakin’ hard so you can find your talented diamond in the rough who’s going to fill that empty role in a way that best supports you and your business.

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Amber De La Garza, is The Productivity Specialist! Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, and the host of Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She works with small business owners to improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most!

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