One of the biggest mistakes most Pharmacists make is that they hire or choose to work with the wrong people.
- There's the Pharmacy owner that makes his hiring decision without fully knowing if the person he hired is qualified or not.
- There's the business owner that makes their hiring decision purely because they LIKE the person and get along with them very well.
- Sometimes, it can even be for reasons such as "Oh they're similar to me, they'll do well", or worse "I'll hire them because I want to help them".
- There's the Pharmacy owner that makes his hiring decision because he is in deep 'need' for that talent and he just have a feeling that this is the best person for the position.
- There's also the Pharmacist that makes his hiring decision purely based on price alone. Usually this type of person looks for the cheapest option available then goes with it.
All of the above things have ONE thing in common:
They are FLAWED methods for choosing talent. Seriously. Most people have even better ways of choosing a car, choosing a destination for a vacation, or even choosing the clothes they buy!
When the reality is...
YOUR business, YOUR PHARMACY is one of the most important assets that you have right now.
So why leave your Pharmacy's success dependent on flawed methods of getting the right people?
That's one of the major reasons why businesses ultimately FAIL, or don't grow passed the current level they are in.
Not only do you waste an incredible amount of time and energy, when you work with the wrong people. You also throw away a lot of the opportunities you could have taken advantage of.
So here are three basic strategies you can use to make sure that you only work with the right people:
1. Be brutal with your interview process.
Screening is very important if you want to get the best people. Most top companies spend somewhere between 2 to 5 hours interviewing people.
2. References, past employers, and test.
First, you should ask for references, then call the references and ask about that person's performance and results.
Second, call their last 3 employers and ask about that person's performance and results.
Third, you have to test them out. Give them a small project and see how they perform.
3. Don't try to do it all by yourself.
The above process could take somewhere between 5 to 8 hours in total. So if you're looking into 4 potential candidates, then you'll be screening, interviewing, and testing all week long.
So instead of trying to do it all yourself, just work with a company that already does all of this for you, so you can be free to focus on what you do best.
So next time you work with somebody, make sure that they're qualified, skilled, and capable of getting the job done right.It will save you a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Remember, if you work with the right people, you'll get things done faster, and with better quality.