Who Read it? The PCR Leadership Team, with review provided by Amanda Carroll.
Review: As many of you know, running (or working at) a small business often means wearing many different hats—even if we aren’t exactly experts in each area we cover. It can be a challenge not to drag our feet when it comes to accomplishing the dreaded tasks of this component of our jobs. For me, that dreaded hat is, or at last used to be, Human Resources. HR is far out of my wheelhouse, and I often look for for resources to gain additional knowledge so I can improve on this aspect of my job.
One task that I initially struggled with was the hiring process. Whenever we needed to add staff, I would write the job descriptions, post the ads, and then handle the phone screening. I didn’t enjoy it. But a few years back, our team and I read the book Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, and it laid not only the foundation for our hiring process, but it also guided us to shift away from posting standard job descriptions and toward using scorecards that really define the role of each person in our company.