Ask any experienced entrepreneur or business owner about their biggest challenges and this one item is always near the top of the list: selecting the right people.
As a business owner, you always have two choices. You can either do it yourself personally, or you can get someone else to do it. Your ability to choose the “right person” is the true measure of your ability as a business owner in the first place, but there are also great tools to help you with this process. (click here to find out more)
I love what Peter Drucker said, “Fast people decisions are usually wrong people decisions.” Perhaps the smartest thing you can do is to hire slowly and carefully in the first place. This dramatically increases your likelihood of making good choices and decreases your likelihood of making expensive mistakes. Hire as much for attitude, personality, and character as for job skills.
Your job as the entrepreneur is to find people who will be effective in the specific position or job they will be doing.
If you do not believe the person will be able to do that, don’t hire the person in the first place.