Have you tried Blab yet? I’m on Blab again tomorrow – Tuesday, March 22nd!
At 9:00 a.m. PST tomorrow, I’m going to be the Guest Host on my friend, Tim Gillette’s Radio Show and I’m so excited! Tim’s show is on the Star Wide Radio Network and is happening live on the radio while we are on a live video Blab. The show lasts for about an hour and we will be talking about building a “Rockstar Business Doing What You Love”. Sounds like something I have a lot to say about, right? I’m taking lots of guests too. So, if you show up, I’ll put you in the video hot seat for a few minutes! Just imagine the amazing exposure you can get during this show. Be prepared to share a quick tip with our listeners and fellow Blabbers about business!
Rebecca Barnes-Hogg! Is a Small Business Hiring Expert! We all know that hiring the right people is CRITICAL to success. Yet only a very few entrepreneurs and small businesses were good at hiring. Companies are settling for average employees because they don’t think they can find BETTER and feel they can’t compete with big corporations for the talented people they need. They make BAD hiring decisions because they are in pain and settle for the first available person they find WITHOUT taking the time to understand how that person will fit in with their vision, mission and values. One size DOES NOT fit all and a cookie cutter approach to hiring just doesn’t work…
Rebecca’s personalized approach connects businesses with the talented people they need to take their business to the next level! She takes the time to listen and understand YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS. She takes the pain out of the hiring process in a fun and down-to-earth way. She gives you greater confidence in your hiring decisions, less stress managing your team, and a bigger profit. She is definitely ON A MISSION to make sure no business is held back because they can’t find the right people.
Visit her website at www.yoloinsights.com to learn more about how you can save money by hiring the right people.
You may have received some training and researched proper interviewing techniques. You know all about how to ask legal questions and how to stay away from the illegal questions. Putting that knowledge into practice is when the fear grips you. “How will I know which candidate is the right choice?” This stuff is hard! Every candidate has researched the “correct” answer to the standard interview questions.
Below are Rebecca Barnes-Hogg’s favorite three (works EVERY time) modified versions of standard questions that will determine the right fit and the right choice for your business:
1. Instead of “What are your weaknesses?” ask “Could you tell me about a time you lacked the knowledge or skill to complete a task?” What you really need to know is how a candidate responds to change, faces challenges, approaches learning opportunities, and if they can problem solve. You won’t get that when you ask about weaknesses.
2. Instead of “How do you stay motivated?” ask “Could you tell me about a time you had to do something you
didn’t want to do?” This question tells you how a candidate deals with adversity, what happens when things that do not come easily for them, how they work with others, as well as what motivates them. The standard answers won’t tell you anything useful about the candidate’s attitude or behavior.
3. Instead of “What are your strengths?” ask “Could you describe for me your greatest accomplishment or the thing of which you are most proud?” The answer to this question will give you insights into whether the candidate is collaborative, if they take personal responsibility for the quality of their work, how they solve problems, and what happens when they face obstacles. The standard answers won’t allow you to differentiate candidates.
These questions are experiential rather than hypothetical. How a candidate answers provides insights into their thinking and feelings. Not only do you want to know about their behavior, but you also need to know what prompted the behavior. These questions give you a TRUE picture of how candidates have performed in specific situations. Your goal is to make sure that the candidate fits your company. Remember: You cannot train for personality or fit so don’t put yourself or the candidate through that pain.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! What other questions would you add to this list? Please share them with Rebecca via e-mail at email@example.com.
Christine Gallagher is founder of ShesGotClients.com, a company dedicated to teaching women entrepreneurs how to use relationship marketing and online strategies to attract raving fans, enroll more clients, and enjoy more income in their business, all while sharing their gifts in a much bigger way. After applying Christine’s proven marketing methods, which she teaches via her Impact Academy coaching programs, her clients typically experience a significant increase in traffic, subscribers, clients, and joint venture opportunities.
We’re half way through this year and if you’re not half way through to your goals in revenue or otherwise for your business then you definitely want to listen in this week as Katrina Sawa shares how to Jumpstart Your Business Fast! On this episode, Katrina will share how to look at your business from the big picture and big vision of what you want to create and where you want to be all the way down to the nitty gritty details of HOW to get you there. She will cover things to help you be more productive, get support from others outsourcing tasks you may be weak in plus she shares some key marketing strategies on things you can do for free or low cost to jumpstart your business now.
Coach, Speaker, Author, Metaphysician Harriet Tubman Wright, MS, MA of The Wright Resort, A BodyMindSpirit Wellness Center has empowered mature women entrepreneurs, managers and educators spiritually and financially, using her Signature Success System of holistic health practices, expressive arts and sacred ritual to help them unleash their true essence, unique brilliance and innate creativity to become vibrant prosperous leaders, transforming people and the planet.
Her popular book Releasing Stress, Creating Serenity, A BodyMindSpirit Self-Care Primer for Busy Women provides tools, strategies and practices that support you to restore BodyMindSpirit alignment and balance, and cultivate a home and workplace environment to maintain optimal health and well-being. Learn more about how Harriet and The Wright Resort can empower you to enrich your life at: www.thewrightresort.com
Yvonne A Jones is an Online Marketing Strategist & Small Business Mentor who is passionate about delivering excellent client care and customer experience. She believes that rather than focusing on customer service, businesses should focus on making every contact with their clients and customers an enjoyable experience. She was recognized in 2012 by GetApp.com as “One of the Top 10 Most Influential Customer Service Experts to Follow.” In July 2013, she was listed on HuffingtonPost.com as one of “The Top 100 Most Social CustServ Pros on Twitter.” Her clients call her “The Queen of Business Breakthroughs.” Visit her webiste at http://yvonneajones.com/.
Martha Giffen is the CEO of Best Kind Marketing. She is a Social Media strategist, Business success coach, and author of the Amazon best-seller “Be Social Be Rich.” A former stay-at-home Mom, Martha watched her husband build a lucrative business from the ground up, which fueled the flame in her own heart to become an entrepreneur. With a desire to work from home and be her own “boss,” she jumped right in and never looked back! The rest, as they say, is history!
She has built a highly profitable online business using social networking to connect with “one person at a time.” She has co-authored several best-selling books, produced social media training programs, created motivational audios, and is an engaging and entertaining speaker. A favorite blogger with a large following, Martha dishes out plenty of southern charm as she helps other entrepreneurs build their own profitable online businesses using the backdrop of her own real-life experiences and amazing results to help others achieve their own success. Visit her websitge at MarthaGiffen.com.
Debbie Saviano spends her time Helping Professionals “Take Action and Create an On Line Presence” by developing nurturing & maintaining Relationships!
With a background In Education and a degree in English, History and Psychology, Debbie implements a practical approach to Social Media.
Speaking and Training enable Debbie to remain close to those interested in continuing to learn and embrace Technology as well as innovative methods to build Relationships.
Debbie started out her 1st career driving a yellow school bus and retired after being a Principal of 5 campuses. Today, Debbie Navigates the Virtual Highways and in doing so shows others how to Connect – Engage and Relate to those they can Serve. Visit Debbie’s website at http://www.DebbieSaviano.com.