As a hiring manager, finding the best bankers to compliment your team can be a difficult task. It is hard to know a person’s character or performance abilities based on a resume and a few interviews. In order to find people that will round out your team and are full of the talent you need to meet your goals, keep these ideas in mind.
The Right Team Member for You: Before posting a job online, you need to clearly define what you are looking for in an employee. This is not as cut and dry as going down a list and checking off task oriented items that you need an individual to fulfill. Personality and the ability to fit into your corporate culture also play a key role in this decision. Consider the team and aim to hire an individual that will bring the diversity and balance that is necessary for success. Do their behaviors & motivators match the needed behaviors & motivators of the job?
Take a Look at the Future: Employees that are highly motivated and interested in building a career will be unsatisfied in a job that lacks challenges. Understand the needs of your team at the present time along with laying out the vision you have for the coming year or two.
Knowing what you will have to offer an employee in the time to come will help you know what type of person will fit into your team the best. If you foresee the position to be unchanging or offer little challenges, then finding an individual suited to that job is in order. If the position is going to require flexibility and motivation, a different personality type should be pursued.
Know What Kind of Leader You Are: Defining what kind of leader you are can be a difficult part of attracting top talent to your team. It requires self-examination and honest evaluation of yourself and your bank. Employees leave companies on account of poor management every day. Make sure you are the kind of leader that has the ability to promote good employee relations, give clear cut expectations, and be quick to resolve problems within the job/team. Building a good working relationship with people who are highly qualified is key in the success of any organization.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved.