In order to run a successful business, you first have to think like a successful person. Starting Office Chairs And Furniture was tough at the start, but now it’s a blooming business, and I’m extremely proud of everyone who was a part of the process to make this happen. The key to a great business is a great team. And in order to have a great team, you all have to get along and be able to bounce ideas off each other. For me, team culture was such a huge deal because I wanted everyone to be on the save wavelength. Didn’t matter to me whether you had a PHD or just graduated high school, as long as you had a good work ethic and were willing to work hard and play on a team, you were hired. I used pre employment assessments – Plum.io – to help determine who would fit in great and who had the personality and skills to really flourish in this company.
The great thing about using a pre employment test to find out who would fit in and who wouldn’t is that it also doubles as a casting test. So you can basically fill in the criteria you’re looking for in a potential employee, do the test yourself to determine what type of person you would want and then send it off to the interviewee to take. They then take the test and the results get sent to you right away. It tells you their strengths and weaknesses as well as tells them their strengths and skills. Both parties can see what types of situations the potential employee will do well in and which they might struggle in. It’s truly a great way to vet a person. If you need information on hiring assessments, check out Plum.io.
That being said, when you bring your team together, you’ve got to put your all into it. Being the leader, you have to lead by example. So if you’re a fun and enthusiastic person, chances are, your team will feel that aura and also bring in positive energy. That might be the most important part of running a successful business. Work hard, play hard and show everyone that it’s possible, and they’ll be able to do the same.