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Hiring Your First Team Member on the Breakthrough Brand Podcast!

February 25, 2020

I had the honor earlier this month to be featured on Elizabeth McCravy’s Breakthrough Brand Podcast – and we talked all about the ins and outs hiring your first team member.

I’ve admired Elizabeth for years now, and if you’re admiring my site at all (ta-da!) it’s designed by Elizabeth! I purchased this ShowIt template from her resource shop. We’ll be recording another episode sharing my experience with the template at a later date – so stay tuned for even more goodness!

Listen to the episode now!

Getting Ready to Hire

If you’ve been here in this community any length of time, you know how much of an advocate I am for hiring slow. Whether you’re planning on hiring in the next few months, or hiring in the next few years – I highly encourage you to check out this episode now.

Too many of us let the feeling of true overwhelm and burnout act as the flashing light indicating it’s time to hire. If you take away anything from this episode, I hope it’s the eagerness to get started preparing for your future hires right away.

As I explain in the episode, it may not always be the right time to hire, but it is always the time to get ready to hire!

Getting ready to hire in advance helps us approach the season with true clarity and without the impending pressures of overwhelm and burnout. Don’t wait until hiring is crucial to your business staying afloat – hire well in advance and prepare even further out than that!

Other Episode Highlights

We dive into hiring team members we don’t have to micro-manage – whew! And Elizabeth shares a few of her most critical hiring mistakes and successes and what she learned from each.

I also talk about attracting true, high-caliber talent you’re EXCITED to work with. How many times have you posted a position and sat with decreasing enthusiasm as low-level applications kept rolling in?

Let’s get you some candidates you’re excited to get on the phone and possibly work alongside – I walk you through step-by-step how to structure a job posting that sells the job to your dreamiest team member!

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I'm Kaylan, leadership educator, podcaster & speaker

What are you searching for?

Reading suggestions

Crafting a 90-Day Onboarding Plan

Job Postings that Attract Top Talent

Mapping Your Leadership Style