Hiring employees with experience outside of your realm can be intimidating, but it's necessary for any small business. When hiring for skills you don’t have, it's important to have a process in place that not only helps you vet the skills of the person you're interested in hiring, but also helps you determine if they are a good fit for your team. This week, we talk about the processes we’ve developed for hiring employees with experience outside of our realm of expertise.
Hiring people who have skills that differ from your own adds additional challenges to the recruitment process. When a potential new hire’s skill set is outside of your wheelhouse, it’s essential to remember why you are hiring, and that diversifying the skills of your team is necessary for growth. It expands what you can offer your clients, and brings different thought processes to the table, strengthening your team’s ability to problem solve.
As for determining the quality of a potential new hire’s skillset, it comes down to establishing a hiring process that confirms the legitimacy of their skills and establishes their dependability as a team member. In this episode, we talk about the processes we’ve developed for hiring employees with skill sets different from our own, and why we’re not afraid to hire people who might just be smarter than us.