Hiring and Managing a Team

Hiring and Managing a Team for Your UK Business

Are you a first time entrepreneur looking to grow your business and need help managing a team? Hiring and managing the right team can make all the difference to the success and growth of your business, so it’s important to get it right.

At Business Growth Coaching we have experience in building teams and finding the right people for the job. In this article we’ll show you our practical tips for hiring and managing a team of employees, so you can make sure you get the right people on-board and motivated.

Hiring: How to determine your hiring needs.

Before you start looking to make hires, one of the most important steps is working out exactly what type of employees you need and the roles they need to perform.

Start with clearly defining the skills your team should have. Think about your business and what skills are necessary for driving it forwards. Make sure you also think about skills that your current team members don’t have but should.

Consider the job roles you’re trying to fill. Whilst you might have a broad idea of the skills these people need, it helps to be thorough and create specific job descriptions for each position. Doing this ensures everyone is on the same page when it comes to expectations for the job.

You can also use job descriptions to cast a wider net and attract a larger pool of candidates. And don’t forget to think about how the job fits into the bigger picture of the organisation – e.g. in terms of culture, or company values.

Crafting Your Interview Process.

Once you’ve got the job descriptions ready, it’s time to start the hunt for the perfect people to fill these roles. To make sure you’re getting the best, it makes sense to create an effective interview process.

You should aim to make the interviewing process as seamless and straightforward as possible. Consider the types of questions you’ll ask applicants and how long the whole process will take. You don’t want to be interviewing potential employees for days or putting too much pressure on them.

You should also think about how to assess potential employees. For instance, should you require them to do a presentation or test? Or should there be a panel interview? As well as soft-skills, you should also consider testing their knowledge of the business.

Be sure to also provide feedback to those applicants who don’t get selected. Doing this helps keep the process fair and helps build relationships with potential future employees.

Managing Your Hires.

Once you’ve hired your ideal team, the next big step is managing them effectively. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your team.

Firstly it’s important to ensure that you have good lines of communication open so you can effectively manage employees. Set up regular team meetings so they can ask any questions and tell you their ideas. You should also keep morale high by celebrating accomplishments together.

You should also look for opportunities to develop your team members. Doing this grows loyalty and makes your team more effective. Offering further training (or even more advanced roles) helps your team feel valued and helps move your business forwards.

You should also make sure you’re following UK employment law. Take some time to read up on the rules so you maintain good relationships with your employees and avoid disputes.

Harness the Expertise of a Business Coach.

Creating and managing a team is a big task and often business owners can get bogged down with the practicalities. Hiring and managing a team of employees successfully is key to growing your business and it pays to know you’re doing it right.

At Business Growth Coaching, we can help you set up effective teams and get the growth you’re looking for. Our experienced business advisors can help you design the right team structure and work with you to develop a recruitment process that will help you manage employees effectively.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you build a successful team, get in touch today and let’s .