“How do you hire people?”
This is the question that I get asked the most whenever I give talks. While it seems like a simple question, when digging further I often find that there is a lot of anxiety and worry when it comes to hiring the wrong people at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.
A lot of that anxiety is focused on the cost of hiring, particularly when it goes wrong, as opposed to the benefits of when you get it right.
In this talk I will take you through the many iterations of Mighty Kingdom’s hiring process as we grew from 4 to 45, highlighting the things that we got right and wrong, and how we are evolving the process as we look to the future.
I will take you through our method for evaluating potential and how that overcomes the “talent gap” when you are trying to build a diverse workplace.
I will also talk about what happens after you hire; how you onboard new employees and how to create an environment that allows them to thrive.
Whether you are a small team looking to expand for the first time, or an established team looking to increase diversity, there are lessons we can all learn.