How to Hire the Best for Your Senior Care Franchise
As a senior care franchise owner, you’re going to have to hire caregivers to provide the services that your clients require, and we’ve covered tips on hiring excellent people in previous blog posts. But what about help when it comes to administering your business and making sure your efforts are spent where they are most needed? You can’t do it all by yourself, so it’s important to take the right steps when it comes to bring others on board. Thankfully, we’ve got some great tips!
What Do You Do Best?
As you consider the structure of your business and the roles you want to fill through hiring, it’s important to consider your priorities, talents and needs. Take some time to sit down with a notebook and ask yourself some tough questions. The answers will help you determine the type of personnel that you need to make sure your business runs as efficiently as possible.
- What do you insist on doing yourself? Why?
- What do you dislike doing on your own? Why?
- In what areas would you consider yourself an expert?
- In what areas do you feel like you’re far from an expert?
- Do you need assistance with leadership?
- Do you need help with senior care side of the business?
- Do you need help with the administrative side of the business?
- Where are your “blind spots”?
These might be some tough questions to answer, especially if you’re accustomed to taking on every challenge by yourself. But by examining your strengths, weaknesses and needs, you can begin to paint a picture of the types of people you can bring in to offer real, valuable help to your business.
Evaluating Potential Employees
Once you’ve considered what your role should be as the leader of your franchise, you should also have a clear picture of what you’re not going to tackle. These are the areas you’re hiring for!
It’s important to cast a wide net in your community to find the right people, and it’s crucial to explain exactly what you’re looking for as you draft your hiring notices. The clearer you are in the description of what you require, the better your chances of finding the ideal employees.
As you look through resumes and applications, think about what you value in an employee, whether it’s experience, positivity or any other important qualities. The Interview
Once you’ve whittled down potential candidates, it’s time to sit down with them face-to-face. Here is where you can determine how well the potential employee will work with you. Be prepared with good questions designed to tease out the person’s ability (or inability) to complement what you are doing as owner. Really pay attention to the individual’s passion for senior care and helping others when discussing positions that are visible to the community. Your business is a special part of your community, and you need to make sure that the people who represent you are there for something bigger than themselves.
Once you’ve gone through this process, you can feel confident that when your new hire signs the dotted line, you’ll be embark on a long, collaborative and fruitful relationship!
Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to be successful as a senior care franchise owner during the aging-in-place boom? Always Best Care is here to help you navigate the industry as one of our franchise owners! Download our FREE franchising ebook today to learn more and refer to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document for important details.