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Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part Six

Building your A Team

In this Building Your ‘A’ Team series, we have been covering customized system and processes for hiring and recruiting. This week, I’m covering the Long Interview.

The Long Interview

First, look back at the Flash Interview and see what that told you about the applicants. Notice how it’s generally all about qualities and attitudes.

Think about the qualities you want: enthusiasm, keenness, willingness to learn, common sense and so on.  Continue reading

Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part Five

team seminar

Last week, I introduced you to a new hiring/recruiting process I will be referring to as the Information Seminar and Flash Interviews. As promised, today I will be going over the process of this system.

So, here’s the process…

Once you have screened or filtered your responses, someone will call them all using the same script, which will go along the lines of: Continue reading

Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part Four


Last week, I promised to share with you the most fantastic interview process that is not the stock standard way of conducting new employee interviews.  Believe me, it works brilliantly. It will save you tons of time and will deliver the best results. If you follow the steps exactly, you will be so excited, you will never do it the old way again.

This system may take you out of your comfort zone.  But hey! That’s the way we all grow – by doing something outside our comfort zone.  And, as I promised, do this once and you will want to do it this way every time in the future. Continue reading

Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part Three


Remember marketing again? When you are marketing to attract your target customer and a sale is made – your business must the deliver on what was promised in the sales process.  Once you employ someone, you need to make good on delivering everything you promised during the recruiting and hiring stages. This is key to building your team.

Step 1: Recruiting

–Getting clear on the position requirements – Organisation Chart and Job Agreement in place
–Getting clear on the type of person: their skills, their experience, their values and attitude
–Developing your message
–Putting your message out there
–Fielding the responses in readiness for the next stage

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Building Your ‘A’ Team – Part Two


“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” ~Brian Tracy

Why is building the best team important?

It’s important because I know that you have a big vision for your business, and to get there, you can’t do it on your own.  You and your business need the best resources you can muster and develop.  And you want to do it in a way that the business becomes less dependent on you to do it all and worry about everything.

To use a sporting analogy, you are building a team and you are selecting the best players for each position on the field.  And not only do you want them to be the best in their positions, you want them to work as a team with each other. Continue reading