Articles Tagged ‘Business hiring’

The Perfect Employee Plan

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

We all want them, don’t we? That employee that automatically knows what to do. They fix problems, save us money, make us money, and learns new skills every day that rinses and repeats this process. Are we just dreaming or does this really happen? The answer is yes and yes.

We are dreaming, and it does really happen. It is the dreaming that makes the dream employee happen, or at least part of it.

My point is, you should dream about what your ideal employee should be and do, then write it out and create a plan to find him or her.

Let’s say you want to find the perfect person to answer the phone for your HVAC company. You are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars making the phone ring, and you are not sure you have your best foot forward when it does.

First Step

Write an Avatar – A one paragraph or page description of exactly who you are looking for (we call it an avatar) or a story about you prospective idea employee.

Carol Henry is a 45 year old stay at home mom. She is active in the PTA, has a bridge club at her church and in the neighborhood association. She radiates warmth, grace and kindness. She has a great laugh, is a little bit sarcastic but in a way that both of us “appreciate it” and puts a smile on everyone’s face.

Carol went to College; she got pregnant and stayed home with her children. Her husband is a business owner and she knows the sacrifices that are needed to be made to get a business going because she has seen it and worked it first-hand. She longs for the days where she was part of the team of newbies getting the business off the ground. She doesn’t want the long hours just the feeling of connection and growth she had when she was helping her husband get his business off the ground.
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