As most experienced business people will tell you, hiring the right employees is critical to your success. After all, employees are the engine of the company and in many cases, the face of the brand for customers, potential customers, vendors and business associates. But how do you select the right candidates for the job?
Admittedly, there are many different approaches and strategies when it comes to hiring, and plenty of advice on the subject. But the approach we take at my company Saxbys has proven very successful as we’ve grown from a single café in Atlanta to 29 locations across 10 states and more than 400 employees. (First tip: we actually call them team members).
The Secret to Hiring Great People
Our strategy — and our competitive advantage — is to be in the people business, not the product business. By doing so, we can focus on finding team members who allow us to compete and excel.