How to Hire Leaders in a Changing World?

The fundamentals of business may remain the same, but almost every element of the commerce landscape is now affected by COVID-19 and requires our willingness to adapt. The virus’s global impact has rippled throughout the world economy and left no industry or walk of life untouched.

Adjusting to the new economy and our evolving reality requires providing creative solutions to emerging challenges and remaining at the forefront of the ever-changing needs of customers. At the end of the day, we need to continually think of ways to solve people’s problems.

The pandemic has profoundly impacted our everyday life and how we work and view business priorities. These changes are trickling down throughout society and can be seen in evolving consumer desires and needs. These, in turn, have altered the leadership characteristics required to steer businesses through today’s tumultuous economic waters successfully.

This creativity needs to be applied to areas such as hiring leaders for your business too, whether you’re building a new team from scratch as you return from business disruptions caused by the pandemic or seek to add new positions and initiatives to address the exploding needs of the marketplace. (If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is a great time to see if your business is an idling Porsche – or a redlined Miata <LINK>).

Either way, we’ll help you identify the best preliminary approach to acquire the premium talent your company needs to succeed in the new economy. This is no time to be afraid of the hiring process.

The best way to hire leaders in the COVID-19 economy comes down to three primary factors, or the three P’s: positions, people, and process.

How to Hire Leaders: Strategic Positioning 

Take the time necessary to break down your business to its bare bones and understand who fits in where – and why. This allows you to clearly identify what roles you need to fill with industry expertise to get you to the next level. The most talented person in an ill-fitted position is a recipe for disaster!

The tactical positioning of talent and use of resources are major keys to each leader’s success and development and the entire organization.

First, it’s essential to identify the initiatives needed to achieve your organizational goals. Once you have these, refine them into focused teams. The main goal here is to foster a symbiotic relationship between your teams so that rising tides created by each sector’s wins benefit everyone and advance the organization to the next level.

Strategic positioning of your team members, positioning players to thrive in roles that play to their strengths, and staying open to new ideas that may fly in the face of the status quo can all prove invaluable in the evolving world of business.

The Right Role: The Right People

Of course, not every role or task is fitted for everybody. Just ask a fish to climb a tree, and you’ll soon see our point. Ask yourself, as you identify the people you want to recruit – does the role make sense?

Unfortunately, we are faced with the financial realities of corporate mergers, wholesales, or closing of businesses altogether, especially during this time. But it’s possible to take advantage of this time, as it’s an excellent time to reassess your business needs in relation to industry changes and shifts in consumer behavior.

It’s time to position your organization for success: regroup, reposition, and execute!

Aligning Duties: The Proper Process

Opposites attract and with good reason: complements work well because they allow each element to become stronger together in a powerful, amicable exchange. Aligning duties appropriately allows you to tap into the maximum potential possible.

For instance, picture an artist confined to the rigidity of a rudimentary vocational gig. Or a creative visionary charged with pushing papers in an office – literally, think of the movie The Office and those pesky TPS reports. No thanks! They’d be miserable and ineffective because while they’re gifted in their talents and interests, they’re assigned to function in the incorrect capacities.

Again, focus on what creates the best result for individuals and the business by assessing what’s needed, taking time to learn each team member’s strengths, and then positioning people to succeed by allowing them to do what they do best. All you need to ensure is that this role is firmly aligned with its collective vision and mission.

Again, don’t forget to check out our webinar <LINK> for more in-depth information on how to hire leaders for a successful business. All you need is the right guidance, and you’re off to the races!

Sources

  • Kaabi, H. A. (2020). Influence Of Covid-19 On Business, Marketing And Supply. COVID-19 Pandemic Update 2020, 199-207. doi:10.26524/royal.37.19

  • Stefan, T., & Nazarov, A. (2020). Challenges and Competencies of Leadership in Covid-19 Pandemic. Proceedings of the Research Technologies of Pandemic Coronavirus Impact (RTCOV 2020). doi:10.2991/assehr.k.201105.092

  • The Impact of Pandemic COVID -19 in Workplace. (2020). European Journal of Business and Management. doi:10.7176/ejbm/12-15-02

About the Author

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Corey Harlock – Principal, Key Hire

Corey is currently the Principal Consultant of Key Hire Team Building Solutions, the only solution on the market that helps Small Business Owners focus on Positions, People and, Process so they can enjoy a stable, growing business and balanced life.

He is a driven consultant, teacher, keynote speaker, and three-time business founder. After shutting down his Recruiting Agency HRN in Canada to move to Houston, Texas, Corey realized that the vast majority of businesses and business owners were severely underserviced and, in some cases, completely ignored. So, he created and launched a company with a mission of helping small and mid-market business owners. He has authored dozens of articles on team building, talent acquisition, and the power of Building High-Impact Teams for growing companies.

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The world today is very different from what it used to be.

The pandemic has profoundly impacted our everyday life and how we work and view business priorities. These changes are trickling down throughout society and can be seen in evolving consumer desires and needs. These, in turn, have altered the leadership characteristics required to steer businesses through today’s tumultuous economic waters successfully.


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