Avoid the Roadblocks to Smart Hiring

By Nina Kaufman, Esq.

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I used to get nauseous every time I thought about hiring. How about you? We’re already overstretched (duh–that’s why we’re hiring — so we can scale our business bit by bit). So, not only don’t we have the time to devote to hiring well … but truth be told, we probably don’t have the expertise. Or the clarity on what we need. Let’s face it: to a drowning man, many things look like a life preserver. 

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Today’s podcast will get you thinking about how you can break down your workload into specific and hirable positions. Listen in as I talk with Caroline Ceniza-Levine, an executive coach and hiring consultant. Organize your expectations and your business needs to hire the right person for the right job. That way, you can build your workforce more effectively and grow more efficiently!  

The Roadblocks to Hiring Successfully

  • Hiring is a special expertise–you’re not an idiot if you don’t get it right
  • The top three roadblocks that prevent business owners from hiring successfully
  • How to weigh whether to go the full-time, part-time, or freelancer route
  • Do you need to “pre-test” potential employees? Which ones are most useful for small businesses?   

Caroline Ceniza-Levine is an executive coach and business consultant at SixFigureStart®, author of 2 books: “Six Steps To Job Search Success” and “How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times”, leadership columnist for Forbes, and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University. She has coached executives from Amazon, American Express, Condé Nast, Gilt, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, and other leading firms. On the hiring front, Caroline has recruited both in-house and in retained executive search for financial services, management consulting, pharma/ biotech, technology, media, and non-profit. She’s also a stand-up comic, so she’s not your typical coach.

Words of Wisdom

“The money we receive in return for our eight hours of work each day can be spent any number of ways; the only thing we cannot buy is extra time. So, during the minutes we have, I believe it is better to live a dream rather than to simply dream it. The dream is the start of something greater, something that impels us to make daring decisions. And it’s true that the person who pursues a dream takes many risks. But the person who does not runs risks that are even greater.”  ~ Paulo Coelho

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