Hello everyone, and welcome to part 2 of Intuitive Hiring. An art of creating a successful job ad. Today we will talk about hiring scars.
In the first post, we discussed how to create a successful job ad. One that attracts your ideal candidate and easily filters out those who would not be a good fit.
A hiring scar is where you hired a bad fit person in the past and are still emotionally scarred from the experience, repeating the pattern in future hires.
Let's try to heal those scars and clear the air for the future successful hiring and business growth.
Creating an ideal job offer
How did you create your last job offer? Was it successful? How many good hires you have had in the last two years? How many bad ones?
Every bad hire leaves a scar. If you don’t become conscious about how to hire an ideal candidate, you will end up with too many bad hires. Eventually, this will kill the business.
It is time to heal those hiring scars and start having your ideal candidates coming to you.
It is a good time to start thinking about hiring a new person when the job overwhelms you.
- One more client,
- one more appointment,
- interview starting to line up, and
- You feel you might loose your pace.
Keep this in mind. You might think that you don’t have enough work to hire someone else, or don’t have enough money etc. But, before you start doing that extra work before you are able to earn that extra money, you must have all your things in order.
When you create that extra space, you will notice that things are able to come in! This is what Willo says:
“I felt great that I have my team’s support! Even though I had this little money, they had my back! Very soon I was able to pay them more money.“
Are you ready to grow?
You have to be able to feel when the time is right to grow. It is easy. Let your intuition guide you. You will foresee this moment when you are having more hires, more people working for you and with you.
The idea behind this is to hold an open space for the business to come in. As soon as you create that extra space in your conscious, the things will start to line up. Think of it as a STOP sign that you have turned off. It was chasing away all the people that wanted to approach to you but weren’t able because you were overwhelmed, had fear, or whatever the resistance you’ve had before.
What hiring scars have you had?
We all have a few of these. I am going to list a few of the most common ones.
You’ve hired someone, have them trained, you invested your time, money and energy in them. You have done a lot over a period of time. After a while, this person just disappears. Either they have a breakdown, offer for a better job, decide they want to pursue ‘’happiness’’ in their life- they just disappeared. You have done so much great work together, and you have that great team around you, and it just blows.
- have a breakdown,
- offer for a better job,
- decide they want to pursue ‘’happiness’’ in their life…
They just disappeared. You have done so much great work together, and you have that great team around you, and it just blows.
The idea of having to do that work again is exhausting.
Where does your positive energy go?
The important thing to notice here is where your energy goes. Do you suddenly feel empty, drained and exhausted?
What are the emotions you have in this moment? Is it anger, frustration, disappointment?
Do you get the I-have-to-do-everything-myself moment?
Let’s try to heal this now.
- Think about your heart being heavy,
- List all your negative emotions (anger, frustration, disappointment etc.)
- Be ready to give the first answer that comes to mind to the question: What is the youngest age when you felt this way in your body and your emotions?
- Now is the right moment to reconnect to the light. TLC
- See the light coming back to you at that age
- Notice the pattern that you created for dealing with this kind of emotions
- Now go even one more step back- before you were born. Clear all your mother's emotions, all you ancestors emotions too; whoever had the same pattern.
- Feel the waterfall of light coming in and going out. It just clears everything on its way
You might notice that you have actually become an expert for this pattern. Even though you’re trying to avoid it!
What happens when you think about your future candidate? Is it someone that won’t be MIA? They won’t.
- They will have good communication skills.
- They do have the soft skills that are required for the job.
- And, they don’t have these patterns that the previous hires had.
Try listing here all the demands you have from your ideal candidate. For an excellent example, you can revisit this Willo O’ Brien’s job application here.
Are you ready to dive in and to work?
The second thing to think of is do you want your ideal candidate to be ready and prepared to work, or you feel the need to help them and nurture them? This is not strange. Leaders do have a tendency to want to help other people. To heal them.
Are they going to be a burden to you or, perhaps they’re going to be more on than even yourself?
The way that they’re going to not only work for you but also improve your work and you.
Are you willing to receive that support?
Do you still have hiring scars?
You can notice how you talk and think about this hiring process. Are you excited and hyped when talking about your new hire? If you are still having even the slightest resistance, this means that you still have that hiring scars. Maybe take more time to repeat the process and dive deeper into your feelings and TLC them.
What is your ideal? The Big Ask?
You have people working for you as digital nomads. They are in different time zones, and it’s working good. They show good results, don’t lack responsibility, and they are good hires.
Are they great? It is important to set up very clear goals for you too. If you are satisfied with just enough, you can’t expect your employees to do better. So, ask yourself the Big Ask.
What is your ideal candidate? What is the previous, or the current one lack of?
- They’ve done this before
- This isn’t part-time work for them, they thrive,
- They bring value to your business.
You have to be willing to be surprised and delighted by this new person you hire.
*TLC=To the Light, Connect
*WWIT=What Would It Take