“I don’t know where I’m goin’
But I sure know where I’ve been…
And I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time
Here I go again, here I go again”



Don’t Hire People You Can Grow With:
Hire Talent You Can Grow Into!

So, Whitesnake’s new album is called “Flesh and Blood”.

How appropriate for today’s topic: why it’s critical to hire talent you can grow into. It really is about flesh and blood – real people who can make a real difference in the future of your business.

You don’t want to be the business owner who says “Here I go again” after spending big money, wasting time and not getting transformation talent that can get you where you want to be.

When I talk to business owners about this hiring strategy, they seem surprised. At first, it’s a foreign concept, but once we get into it lights go on and bells ring. Smart owners understand that to achieve REAL growth, they need to hire High Impact Talent (HIT®). And that means finding a person who has “been there, done that” for a larger company and has the kind of vision, skill set and leadership your company can grow into.

Finding The Next Great Hire Keeps 54%
Of Small Business Leaders Up At Night.
Forbes Magazine

Hiring talent makes business owners’ eyes roll and their palms sweat. It’s enough to make for many a sleepless night. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

All you need is a change of strategy and be willing to play on the stage with the big boys. I can tell you from more than a decade of experience that small businesses poised to become mid-sized businesses need to start hiring with a mid-sized business mentality.

Sounds simple, right? But so many company leaders make exactly the wrong mistake at precisely the right time. They hire somebody they want to grow with. Not somebody they can grow into. There’s such a big difference in two lines of thinking.

Learn This One Word Before
Hiring For Growth: Capacity

Consider this for a moment: Hiring people that need training zap your time and slow your productivity. Hiring the wrong people and then having to start a few months or a year down the road when it doesn’t work out is a nightmare.

But one word can help you hire talent you can actually grow into. And that word is capacity. You want a leader who hasn’t topped out. You want talent with the capacity to grow your company for years to come. Achieving your goals won’t happen overnight so you need talent with the power, skills, and ability that offer you the best chances of success. Capacity. Somebody who can step in, take charge and have an immediate impact and quickly improve strategies, processes, and operations.

Back To The Future — Show Me The Money

Finally, when you hire High-Impact Talent, remember that you are NOT hiring for current revenue. You are hiring transformation leadership to determine and achieve future revenue projections.

So remember, hire talent you can grow into and you won’t ever be saying …

“Here I go again.”

For more about hiring strategies, check this out my article LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER” – WHAT IS YOUR RECRUITING STRATEGY?

Stay tuned for our next blog and in the meantime…

Make Your Business Rock!


Corey Harlock

Principal Consultant

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