Benchmark Business Group

Hiring Question

May 10, 2016

Quote:  "If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions." - Albert Einstein


Question:  "If hiring is your solution, what is your problem?"


Our thoughts:  Too often, hiring is seen as the solution, without truly understanding the problem. Hiring is a solution, but it's often not the only or even the best solution. Using the list of functions you created last week, we want you to truly understand the problem(s) within your business that is leading you to hiring as the solution. Don't worry about the solution this week, just focus on clearly identifying the problem. To get you started, here are a few questions to be thinking about...
Are there any functions your business:
  • Spends too much time on?
  • Can stop doing or even pause?
  • Isn't doing, but needs to be?
  • Isn't doing well?
  • Can cross train?
Are there any positions in your business that:
  • Are not efficient with their time?
  • Are not trained properly?
  • Are struggling to get their work done?
  • Have more time than others?
What is your business NOT getting that hiring would solve?
It's important to note that these questions are not meant to be the only ones you should be asking. They are simply places to start. We encourage you to really dig into the issue and ask, "what's the real problem?" Join us next week as we take a closer look at each position in your business.

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