What’s the secret of success? 

What makes a leader effective? 

What can every leader do today to make a greater impact? 

There’s one thing that every leader needs to succeed. Without this one element, even the best leader’s talents will be wasted. But with it, they can crush their goals and achieve far greater success. 

Of course, we’re talking about having the right team! 

No leader does it alone. Leaders may have a greater impact than any other single individual, but they still fail without a superb team to execute on their vision and work together. 

95% of Business Success Starts with Making the Right Hire

The one thing that every successful leader has in common is that they worked with great teams. Of course, working with great teams starts with making the right hires. It’s important that leaders at all levels recognize that their success starts with bringing the right people onto our teams for the right positions. 

Whether we’re trying to reduce expenses, improve customer satisfaction, or chasing another goal entirely, we won’t achieve any measure of success until we have a solid team. Most leaders already understand this – unfortunately, it’s not always reflected in their actions! 

Are You Taking Steps to Make Sure You Have the Right Team?

We know that it’s important to have a great team. But that’s what recruiters are for, right? In an ideal world, every leader would get great candidates from their talent acquisition team, make great hires, and lead their dream team. However, we all know that reality often falls short of our expectations. 

Sometimes talent acquisition teams get overloaded with requisitions during busy periods. Sometimes they struggle to make contact with in-demand professionals, like software developers or engineers. Whether it’s the recruiting team’s fault or not, open seats and bad hires directly affect your ability to deliver results. 

If you’re struggling to get a great team in place, you need to take matters into your own hands. The best leaders simply do not accept the status quo. They know that they need to work proactively to get a great team in place. 

Steps You Can Take to Bring on the Right People

The good news is that there are a lot of steps leaders can take today to land better hiresFirst and foremost, take a good look at your job description. Job boards are littered with dry, uninspired job descriptions that do nothing to encourage someone to apply. Communicating responsibilities and requirements is important, but so is selling the position so that we can attract the cream of the crop. 

Furthermore, leaders need to work closely with recruiters to understand that the two are on the same page. The best recruiters serve as consultants, getting to know the leader’s personality, management style, team dynamics, and unique needs.  

As leaders, your job is to work with the recruiter to ensure they truly understand your needs and wants in a candidate. Lastly, you need to make sure the recruiter understands why the opportunity is appealing so that they can effectively sell the position to candidates. In today’s competitive market, we need to make the position appealing to engage the best talent on the market. 

Be the Hero

The most effective leaders tackle their problems head-on. If you’re applying the tips above and you’re still struggling with open seats or bad hires, you need to take some time to explore alternative solutions.