Many people cringe when they hear the term “Human Resources” but our guest today, Ashley Cox, is the most welcoming and knowledgeable Human Resources expert. She is the founder of SproutHR, where she helps entrepreneurs learn all about how to hire, train, and lead a thriving team.
She joins us today to share her insight on how you can hire your first (or next) employee the right way. Ashley explains what specific and unique challenges small businesses face when they’re hiring and managing team growth.
What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- What is the purpose of a human resources department? What are they meant to do?
- How important is it to have someone who is in charge of people operations?
- What is the perfect time to hire help and start building out your team?
- What can you be doing right now as a business owner to prepare yourself to hire others who are aligned with your values and are excited to serve your customers
- The steps business owners can put in place to prepare themselves to hire their first employee
- How to get honest with yourself to discover your strengths and weaknesses and why that’s important to understanding who you hire
- What to do if you’re unsure of how to approach hiring help even when you know you desperately need the help
- Can roleplaying the interview process lead to a better hiring decision?
- Some good quality questions to ask your interviewee to get the information you need to hear, not what you want to hear
- What Ashley thinks about the “hire slow, fire fast” expression
- Why it’s important to hire people who are better than you, smarter than you, and offer a different skillset than yours if you want to drive creativity, productivity, and profits in your business
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