Bryan Kelley, owner of Valley Automotive Electric, Covington, WA, and Chairman of ASA Northwest. Brian's previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Understand what it is you’re looking for and be able to name the behaviors and qualities you are looking for
Think of hiring like going on a first date- know what you’re looking for
Tailor questions based on what you are specifically looking for in a candidate
Bryan would rather work short-handed with good team members than hire the wrong candidate just to fill the spot
Ask yourself “Do they fit the culture of the organization?”
“Humble, Hungry, Smart” from “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni
Smart- people smart
Rockstar or superstar?Rockstar- they want to stay in the position they're in
Superstar- want to rise to continue to grow in the company
If you truly care about people, they tend to care about you in return
Look for indicators during the hiring process- ask key questions and dive into answers
Bring in other employees to gauge candidate together- each takes notes and compare after
Explain the hiring process on a first phone call- phone screen, in-person interview, second interview/working interview, then profile assessment of the candidate. After that take them outside of the business to see how they really are. Reference checks.
Post job description/job details with advertisement- should sound personable and engaging
“The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle
What Bryan offers in terms of pay is based on what he sees- not set in stone, based on what he expects. Reevaluate after 90 days
Thanks to Bryan Kelley for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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