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How to build your team

BY READERS DIGEST

18th Aug 2019 Down to Business

How to build your team

When running a business that’s growing, you will find that one of your key priorities will be to build your team. Creating an efficient team is crucial for the company in order for it to be successful; that being said, when developing your team, you may come across challenges where a range of people’s  past experiences, knowledge and skills come together. In these instances it is beneficial to stay focused on what you are wanting from a team.

Here one of the UK’s leading providers of CPC Training, Driver Hire Training have explained exactly how you can do it.

What to look out for when recruiting

When building your team, you have to start with the recruiting process. This can become quite time consuming when looking for the ideal candidate due to the amount of points you must consider on both sides. How you go about recruiting makes a real difference and will help you find your future team members more efficiently. You need to make sure you understand what the person you are recruiting is looking for in their career, what makes them tick and what they want to work on for personal development. 

As an employer, you want to ensure that you can offer what they want as that can only lead to a more productive way of working to produce a happy employee and employer. In addition to this when recruiting you must set yourself a clear view of what you expect your new recruit to do for you. By having a thorough role description you’ll be able to ensure that the potential employee is capable of what you would like them to do.

Good training

Building your team can be done right when everyone within it receives good training. You want to shape your team to work how you want them to, and so in order to do this, training may be necessary to increase their knowledge and skills to ensure that the job is done well. Dedicating time, which may halt on the workflow temporarily, will pay off in the long run as it will help your team to work better and more effectively. This action is certainly an option that should be considered when working on your team. 

What are your goals?

Make sure your goals for the team are clear. If you aren’t sure about what skills the team as a whole need to have or acquire then this could obstruct your ultimate objective. Considering your team’s values will also help keep the team on track and growing. Knowing where you want to head and achieve from both a work and personal point of view will only benefit both the employee and the company so it will be a ‘win win’ situation for everyone.  

Encourage listening 

It takes time to build a strong team so when you are in the process of doing so, make sure you’re encouraging members to listen and help one another. A team needs to support and work with one another, whether that’s helping when someone is struggling, needs help for creative ideas or even to join in on debates. If you encourage listening it will help make the team more aware of one another and give them the push to go out their way to achieve the best outcomes as a unified team.

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