The “You Raised Your Hand, So Do Your Job!” Myth
Entrepreneurs often make the mistake of assuming that just because someone raise’s their hand it must mean they are the best person for the job.
Hiring strategy is one of the most critical aspects in defining business success. Without the best people in the right positions, an organization will be forever challenged to streamline operations and maximize overall profitability.
First-time entrepreneurs often make the mistake of assuming that just because someone raise’s their hand (in demonstrating interest in working with you), that it must indicate they are the best person for the job. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In our rush to fill positions, we often experience a tendency to say yes to everyone who wants to help. We do so with little consideration of their true qualifications and talent for the role… most often leading to poor performance, unmet expectations, and frustrated parties on both sides.
Do yourself and your candidates a favor and qualify which individual will truly excel in the position you’re filling. You want to always place the right candidate in the right position. If you haven’t yet found the right candidate, then KEEP LOOKING. In the long run, an open position for a few more weeks (or even months) is better than potential years of mistakes and errors by having the wrong person in the wrong job. And you never know — perhaps the candidate who raised their hand may not be right for the open position, but they may be the perfect fit for a different position. Stay true to the integrity of your hiring strategy — it will give your business the best shot at success.