Can you believe I am starting to have conversations about hiring and recruiting with my clients again. The recession is ending, so I am told by the media. Hey, we believed them they said it was bad, why not believe them now.
Ok, so maybe you aren't hiring today, but you will be soon. Especially if you have goals and aspirations to grow your business. So when should you begin recruiting. Now!
The pool of prospects is large right now you can get your pick of the litter so to speak.
So how is the Frank Lloyd Wright quote relevant. Simple. When you begin your search for people it is better to find people with an unrelenting drive to succeed and willing to work hard over those people with great talent and ability. The world is filled with incredibly smart and talented poor people.
I'll take someone who wants to win and is willing to get their hands dirty (or engage their brain and effort) over a talented primadonna any day of the week.
As you begin your recruiting efforts (you should be recruiting all the time even if you aren't hiring today) create a screening process that identifies those people who have demonstrated a willingness to really work and a drive to succeed.