No matter how long you’ve been in business, the one thing every business owner struggles with is hiring the right team.

I am going to give you one of the best tips I have found as a business owner with 25 years of experience.

So, to hire a good team, the first thing you need to understand is what your own weaknesses are.

To get the right team, you have to fill the gaps in your learning. So if you’ve got areas that are not particularly your stronghold, like for me, it would be anything written, that would be the basis of the team that you’re starting to build.

So when you’re going out and looking for people…and yes, I said looking because I’m kind of a proponent to go out and hunt for those people. Find someone who has what you lack.

This might upset a lot of people, but the reality is the best people are probably already working for somebody. Some people go out and go hunt for them because if they’re doing an outstanding job, they’re already employed.

So, that’s an excellent way to limit the number of applicants that you will get for a particular position.

One of the best questions that I feel I ask, and my wife actually recommended me this, was to ask them why they do what they do.

Understand what makes them tick.

Because a 20-year-old is going to have different priorities to like a 35-year-old with a family.

And it is vital for you as an owner to understand what drives them, because that’s going to help you create an environment to get the very best from them. Read this article about how to add value to your company with a good team! 

Steve Goodall is a full-time digital nomad and an Iron Maiden fan who has spent the last 30 years working with business owners in driving company growth, restructuring internal operations and providing full consultancy on all platforms including branding, outreach, and marketing. Talking business is his THING… so connect with him on LinkedIn.