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11 Steps to Hiring the Best Talent

Free Hiring Assessment ToolHiring is one of the most important things a business needs to do to be successful. Hiring the right people, the best people in your market, will make all the difference between success and struggle.

Joe Polish said in a recent email, "Hire bad-ass, smart, effective people early on versus half-assed people who aren’t players. This will make a huge difference."

  • 1. Change your thinking about hiring. For most, we spend too little time recruiting and hiring… even though we know that people are what make up our businesses.
  • 2. Put yourself and your business in the right light.Not sure how you’re being perceived in the marketplace?  Download this free self-assessment tool and score yourself.
  • 3. Craft your compelling story. You had reasons for starting your business.  You reasons that your business is different than others.  Make sure you tell the story.
  • 4. Understand exactly what you are looking for.Too often we get sidetracked during the hiring process. Stay tight to get the best person for the job.
  • 5. Networking across your sphere of influence is 100X better than posting help wanted ads.
  • 6. The resume is the key to uncovering the truth.On the resume is a story, some truthful, some exaggerated, some incomplete, and maybe some fabricated. Uncovering it all is how you learn about someone.
  • 7. Phone screen to maximize your time and effort.Give homework to screen out the disinterested.
  • 8. In the 1st interview ask questions that uncover if the candidate can do the work.
  • 9. In the 2nd interview ask questions to uncover if the candidate wants to do the work.
  • 10. Have your key people on the 3rd interview.This will eliminate your biases.
  • 11. Of course, do the background and reference checks.


If you’re looking for more help on:

  • What questions to say on the phone screening?
  • What to say in each of the three interviews?
  • What homework to assign?
  • What are the best ways to recruit candidates?
  • What am I looking for on the resume?

 Then you’re in luck! The School of Entrepreneurship now offers the Hire Higher Recruiting Program as a standalone tool for you to get the best people. Get it here.

Hire Higher Recruiting Program contents

Included in the HireHigher Program is a 142-page eBook, 27 videos with creator Larry Janesky learning the program right along with you, 3 Recruiting Cards and 6 Candidate Folders (hard copies mailed to you upon purchase, plus PDF digital copies immediately available).