Actively looking to hire a manager? Think of how much more you could get done with your business. And how many drinks with pink umbrellas you could enjoy as your clone worked tirelessly in the background. A pipe dream, obviously. But you can get close to this fantasy by hiring a business manager who can successfully manage, grow and run your business. And not just with one manager. And, of course, crushing everyone at the last eCommerceFuel Live pickup basketball game. Subscribe: iTunes Stitcher.
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As a business grows, a strong team of managers is essential to meeting deadlines and growing a client base. Good leaders can inspire employees to learn and grow within their positions. There are a few things leaders can do during the hiring process to locate the perfect candidates. Here are seven ways you can spot the standouts during the interview process and bring superstars into your organization. Promote from Within The best way to build your management team is internally. Keep a close watch on your employees and look for signs of leadership skills among them. Be creative.
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If you're the owner of an absentee business, you'll likely be at your business very few hours each week. And if you have a retail or food business, the hours you're open may far outstrip the hours it's possible for you to be on location. Or, you may just be too busy with top-level priorities to be able to closely manage your lower-level employees. In any of those cases--and likely a dozen more--it's time for you to hire a manager.
When first starting your business you do it all—you oversee every aspect of your company. But as things grow, you eventually have to admit that trying to do everything yourself is no longer effective. If I see a trend in my work schedule where I started to end my day at , then , then , then , etc. The big sign for us was when we had a hard time continuing to focus on our business and strategic development. We hired more people to help and this freed us to focus on those strategic relationships. The best time to hire a manager for day-to-day activities is before you start your next phase of growth. You know you need to hire help when you become a fire fighter—in other words, when you spend most of your days running from crisis to crisis just trying to put out work fires.