6 Steps to Building a Winning Team

(Based on a recent article written by Pat DiDomenico for Business Management Daily.)Hiring Wisdom logo

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  1. Put your players in the right positions, but don’t be afraid to shift them around. Play to your employees’ strengths, but recognize that shaking up the status quo and giving employees opportunities to shine in different capacities can yield big benefits.
  2. Play your new recruits. Don’t keep your young, energetic players in training or on the bench— channel that enthusiasm into opportunities to learn and grow.
  3. Do the basics better. If you keep your staff focused on doing the basics right, the big things will take care of themselves.
  4. Stats matter — track them. Use all available tools in your search for talent, then lean heavily on data to track the effectiveness of your hiring system and progress of your players.
  5. Realize that your home-run hitters will strike out more often. Jumping on players for mistakes will stifle their interest in risk taking and creativity.
  6. Work hard, but don’t forget to have fun. Taking time for fun will create a bond that spills over into better teamwork and better performance and make recruiting new talent easier too.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


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