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narrowing in on the right candidate (5 of 6 in the “Hiring Right” series)

Have you ever second-guessed yourself after you’ve interviewed a candidate, wondering if the one you chose is really a right fit? Or maybe you have interviewed two or more people and can’t remember some of the specifics on their skillset and are now wondering who the best candidate is to hire.

In this week’s video 5 of 6 in my Hiring Right series, I share a simple way for you to narrow in on the right candidate with confidence.

Take a few minutes now to watch so you can add this into your hiring toolbox.

Stay tuned for the 6th and final video of the “Hiring Right” series – how to know if you can really trust that person your about to hire.

the secret to being a great interviewer (4 of 6 in the “Hiring Right” series)

If you’ve ever hired the wrong person for a job, you know how frustrating and costly it can be.

More often than not, the real problem is interviewing techniques that don’t actually reveal if a candidate’s skills match your needs.

In this session 4 of my 6 part Hiring Right series, I share with you the secret to being a great interviewer.

In this video, you’ll learn the skills that great interviewers use to gain clarity and confidence on whether or not a candidate can actually do the job you need them to do.

Stay tuned for video 5 of 6 in my “Hiring Right” series where you’ll learn how to select the right candidate!

how to stop having to chase employees for results

In my early years as a leader, I was a horrible manager. I look back and cringe at how I pleaded with or threatened people to get their job done. It seemed to be never-ending conversations of me reminding them or continually chasing after them to get the results I wanted.

It was while reading Stephen Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” that I began to understand clearly how the problem was me.  As I read his book, and then several others on the topic of leadership and management, I realized I was looking at getting results with my team from the completely wrong perspective.

As I began implementing changes in how I lead, I began sharing with my contracting clients what I was learning.  The positive change in the results they produced was and continues to be, dramatic.  And the other benefit? They work fewer hours and love what they do again!

In today’s video, you will learn how to stop having to chase after results with your team. This video is an interview I did with Spencer Powell, host of the Builder Funnel Radio podcast.

To help you get started, I’ve created an outline – 6 steps for writing a great position agreement. You can download this free guide to make it easy to write agreements for every position within your company.

Make it a great day!

get consistent team results – without constant follow-up

In a recent survey of contractors who were queried about their experience in managing a team, 73% said “my team is great, but I still need to be constantly involved in the day-to-day.”  They cited that the biggest reason for this was feeling like if they did not, things would fall through the cracks.

Can you relate?

Here is the good news – it does not have to be this way!  In today’s video, I share with you a few things you can do in your contracting business starting today to begin turning that around.  I do not just talk theory here – I give you the steps to help you overcome this problem in your contracting business.

Managing people can be hard work. Yet building great teams is so important to the success of your business.  I will show you a few things to shift in your management practices that will make all the difference.

This video is an interview I did with Kyle Hunt, host of the Remodelers on the Rise podcast – check it out – 15 minutes of pure solid strategy!

Make it a great day!



3 Proven Ways to Recruit Quality Employees

One of the biggest challenges I see contractors facing these days is finding qualified employees.

In this presentation I did for Contractors Success Academy, I shared 3 proven ways to recruit quality employees. In it, I share links to sites that have helped folks just like you find great employees.

If you’d like more resources and tools to help you recruit, interview, and onboard great employees, check out my “Contractors Hiring Blueprint” and get a ton of great tools and templates that will help you hire right the first time.

If you’ve not subscribed to the Contractors Success Academy podcast, I encourage you to check it out.

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