There are a few specific things to look out for when you’re hiring for an agency job. Whether it is a Project Manager, Strategist, Consultant, Developer, Designer, or Assistant, these same guidelines all apply.
Our focus is on recruitment this week, and today I want to talk about the hiring process. Our process is a little bit different than most companies I’ve talked to, but it’s something that’s developed over the course of many years.
As we developed these ideas over the last many years we honed our hiring process and developed our practices, and these principles helped us grow a driven, independent, successful, and incentivized team.
We often, colloquially, say that we’re “in the business of [insert industry].” But there is a difference between being in the business and being on the business. This concept comes from a book called The E-Myth, by Michael Gerber, which is highly recommended for business owners.
A good friend of mine recently told me I needed to work on cultivating my laziness. That is true for any business owner. We tend to be hands-on, hard-working people, and that isn’t always the best path forward – for the company or for ourselves.
If your meeting takes too long, then the efficiency of each team could drop, raising the costs associated with holding the meeting. You also don’t want to unduly bore your employees. You wouldn’t be the cool boss if you did that.
We want to make sure that we have plenty of time for conversations and time planned for internal company exchanges at clients’ businesses. We need to be able to send data out and get data back from the client and account for this time in our projections. Without time budgeted for this, you won’t be able to manage the project well, and things will start to fall apart!
Put that jacket back on, it’s not what it sounds like! Selling naked is getting into the meeting, presenting value, and teaching right off the bat. Here’s how we…
When it comes to creative endeavors, buyers often look at the transaction as though they’re just buying the painting or the design or the article, the website, or the application. That isn’t explicitly true – what they’re really paying for is your time and your expertise.
So you may have seen in our last post that recently we moved from Toggl over to Harvest in the last few weeks. Years ago, we used to be on Harvest as well, but moved off for various reasons. Over the years, we’ve gone back and forth on a lot of this. We’ve used a […]