5 Essential Steps To Develop Your Recruiting Team

You’ve finally become a manager, now what? Now, it is time to build your team. It can be scary, but knowing what steps and what to look for in a potential hire can alleviate a lot of pressure. To become a good manager, it’s critical to know what to look for in a potential employee. Your team is a reflection of your management style and the rate of your success as a business. Donna Decosta, Strategic Director for Seven Step RPO, lists five essential tips regarding how to hire a team that will succeed with different experience levels.  

Undercover Recruiter: When I first became a manager, I really struggled with figuring out the best way to develop my team. I was so used to doing it all myself, that I didn’t realize that I had to unlearn a few of the “best practices” that had gotten me to the next level. I soon realized that as a manager, your teams’ success equates to yours. And not only that, but your ability to inspire and develop people is actually critical to your own future, as the higher you climb up the leadership ladder, the more you depend on the success and strengths of others to achieve key objectives and goals. So, whether you’re on-boarding entry-level hires or working with a long-standing team, here are five “don’t miss” steps that managers of all experience levels can use to develop a strong, cohesive team. 

  1. Ensure that each person truly understands their role: Many employees know the basics of what their role entails, but do not have an in-depth understanding of it. 
  2. Provide training and development tools: Based on the individual’s current skill sets and abilities, customize training to ensure they understand how to be successful in their current role at your company. 
  3. Step away and let them do their job: Many managers struggle with trusting their team to get the work done. 
  4. Meet with team members regularly to discuss goals: Development won’t happen without accountability. Provide a regular check-in where monthly goals are reviewed and new goals set. 
  5. Game plan for their growth: As much as you need your team intact and functioning well, it’s your job to make sure you are developing people who can advance to the next leadership level.

The last thing I want to emphasize is a caution. None of this will work if you don’t focus on building trust among your team. Your team needs to know they can trust you. Treat them with dignity, respect, and let them know that they are each valuable. If they know their success matters to you, they will respect your development feedback and reward you with the effort of improvement. And that’s one of your most important responsibilities as a manager – one that can be very rewarding as you help people achieve their personal best. You can read Donna Decosta’s full article here on Undercover Recruiter: 5 Essential Steps To Develop Your Team. 


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