Hiring Policy

Step 1: Make a Hiring Plan

• Define your vision and goals for the future.
• Identify key traits that successful employees share.
• Network strategically and tap into trusted referrals.

Step 2: Create a Positive Candidate Experience

• Be transparent about your business’s current challenges.
• Simulate real-world tasks during interviews.
• Get your team involved in the decision-making process.

Step 3: Make The Right Hire

• Observe candidates’ communication styles.
• Prioritize skills, fit, and mindset for a strong team culture.
• Foster open dialogue and respect among team members.

Step 4: Build a Better Onboarding Process

• Set clear expectations and individual goals.
• Recognize and harness each employee’s strengths.
• Cultivate a sense of belonging and excitement in your team.
• Show your appreciation, invest in growth, and celebrate successes.

How to Build Trust as a Leader

  1. Ask for feedback (and respond to it well!) I meet with each member of my team every year or (if team is too large) every other year. I ask for honest feedback. Examples of questions are “What can I do better?” and “What can the team do better?” It may take some follow up to get them to open up; I give examples of things I think they might say or what others have said, like “Some have said they wish I would communicate more of what’s happening in the executive office.”
  2. Prove to people that you care about them. Know and understand your team as individuals. The last question I ask is: what does your future look like? It doesn’t have to be ‘I want to stay here until I retire.’ I want to support them no matter what their goal is.
  3. Be vulnerable and honest with others. Show up authentically. We are all imperfect, if you try to deny it others will see through it and you will come across as fake.
  4. Be consistent and have integrity. Be the same person in every single room. Don’t engage in gossip, badmouthing etc. You set the example of what exceptional looks like!