5 Things to Consider When Hiring
Growing your business can come with common growing pains. But if you know where you’re headed, challenges can be a good thing, providing lessons on how to improve and clarity about direction.
Let’s think about hiring, for instance — staffing up with the right people in the right roles at the right time.
Whether your gym is just starting or is far along on its success journey, you need a recruitment process to identify the best trainers, assistants, marketers and more – new team members who will help get you to the next stage of development.
You’ll find yourself wondering when’s the right time to expand with a new position? Which role deserves the most attention at this point? How do I not get burned (again)?
It’s all part of building a real business and not trying to do everything yourself.
You need a good recruitment process, and Fitness Revolution helps gym owners build a system that will contribute to your growth at every stage. Here are a handful of concepts to consider.
1 – Stages. The recruitment process should have stages of its own, from creating a job description to sharing it, then screening candidates, interviewing top prospects, and onboarding a team member. You can’t just wing it every time; employees are simply too important to your growth.
2 – Salary. Whichever role you’re filling, you need to know the pay range you can afford right now. You don’t want to pursue, say, a senior trainer when you can pay only for a newcomer. Conversely, you don’t want to miss out on top talent by lowballing them.
3 – Clarity. Create a job description that states the responsibilities of the job. Clarity is good for candidates, you, and your other team members. Also include how a new hire’s performance will be evaluated, and how the role fits into the gym’s overall mission and culture.
4 – Mining. Just like you have channels in place to generate customer leads, you’ll need to identify the places to look for talent. The good news is, you probably already have many of them: your friends, associates, social media, community involvement, and professional organizations. But how do you engage them to help with hiring?
5 – Questions. You need to know more about a candidate than basic qualifications. For instance, how do you determine if he or she brings the right intangible qualities? Be prepared with a script or at least a conversation guide for phone screening and face-to-face interviews. Consider, too, background checks and references at the proper point.
Fitness Revolution has helped countless gyms grow from conception through each stage of development, all the way to successful achievement of goals.
We do it by first learning where your gym is today on its own road to success. And we do that by asking you 10 short, simple questions that yield key insights about what’s coming – including the next potential pain and how to turn it into just growth. Start right here.