Getting a dream team together not only makes your job easier but is crucial to the health of your operations. Here are our top 10 steps for building your dream team. If you prefer to see the 10 steps visually, watch the video.
#1 ESTABLISH THE VISION
To grow a dream team, you first need to have a powerful vision for your business. This is key to attracting top talent. The vision needs to be something that they can get behind and believe in. Most people are motivated by making a difference and this is becoming more and more true with the younger generations.
#2. EVALUATE YOUR CURRENT TEAM
Start by knowing what, and who, you’ve already got. A full evaluation is needed in terms of skill set, experience, motivations, personality types. The clearer you are on the rich tapestry that already exists, the easier it will be to add resonant threads.
#3. MAKE A LIST OF ROLES TO FILL
Get clarity on who you need to hire and what positions will move the needle for your company. This last part is key – what type of person will have the most impact? What roles are the most crucial for the dream team members to fill?
#4. MAKE A LIST OF DREAM HIRES
Check out companies you admire; the best potential hires are usually already employed. LinkedIn is a great way to scope out what your dream team looks like.
#5. FIND YOUR DREAM HIRES
Reach out through your networks or partner with a specialist recruiter to do this for you. It is unlikely you will find your dream team by posting a job advert on a job board.
#6. APPROACH YOUR DREAM HIRES
People will always consider better opportunities – that is a fact of life. So, if you have got step 1 done well, you will be listened to when you approach someone you’d like to come and work for you.
#7. INVEST IN YOUR DREAM TEAM
It is always worth paying more for amazing hires. In the long term the savings offered by hiring a dream team as opposed to a bad hire will far outweigh what you invested in the first place.
#8. FOUR KEY TRAITS OF A DREAM TEAM MEMBER
They’re like-minded, passionate about the company vision, clear on their role and willing to improve the world through their collaborative work. Make sure you recruit with these four traits in mind.
#9. HIRE SLOW, FIRE FAST
If you can’t change the people, change the people.
#10. STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME
The best companies are always hiring. They do not wait until a position becomes vacant. Make sure you stay ahead of the game by doing the same.
In business, put simply, you are who you recruit. People make, or break, a company. But you’re not in this alone – remember that we’re here to help you make THE Dream Team to beat all Dream Teams.