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Power Talk Friday: Jamie Van Cuyk: What You Need to Consider When Making Your Next Hire

Episode 799 of A Well-Designed Business®
799: Power Talk Friday: Jamie Van Cuyk: What You Need to Consider When Making Your Next Hire

Today With Jamie Van Cuyk:

It seems like everywhere I turn, businesses in our industry are hiring. And yet, just as many of them are struggling to find the right way to hire and onboard for long-term success. Today, Jamie Van Cuyk of Growing Your Business joins me to discuss the ins and outs of hiring the best fit employee for your team.

Pick It Apart

[2:14] Jamie discusses why hiring has changed so drastically in the last year and what it means for businesses looking to hire.

[20:05] Jamie shares her insights on the interview process, beginning with the job description.

[34:55] Jamie and LuAnn discuss the importance of the onboarding process.

[52:30] Jamie breaks down the importance of flexibility in work schedules for the modern workforce.

LuAnn Nigara and Jamie Van Cuyk’s Ah-Ha Moments

“Just like in our design projects, the more clarity we can have upfront and the more we can create that in the job description and the job posting and the interview, the better match we’re going to ultimately end up with.” -LuAnn

“The main thing about onboarding is teaching your expectations so you are happy with their performance. If you don’t teach them your expectations, they’re going to make up their own expectations.” -Jamie

More About Jamie Van Cuyk:

Jamie Van Cuyk, the owner and lead strategist of Growing Your Team, is an expert in hiring and onboarding teams within small businesses.

Drawing from over 15 years of leadership experience, Jamie teaches her clients how to hire their early team members, including employees and long-term contractors. By learning the dynamics of each company and their specific needs, she helps them and their perfect, long-lasting team members and avoids the hiring and ring cycle.

On a personal side, Jamie lives in St Petersburg, FL, with her husband and two daughters, is a hobby winemaker, loves to travel, and enjoys exercise that takes her feet off the ground, including rock climbing and aerial dance.

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Link to Hiring & Team Management Collection on website : https://luannnigara.com/category/hiring-team-management/

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