When you become a business owner, you’ll fast realize that you probably can’t (or don’t want to) go it alone, especially the more your company grows and succeeds. That’s when it’s time to start thinking about hiring staff. Finding the right people certainly isn’t impossible, but it can feel a little daunting sometimes, especially when you’re hiring for positions at executive franchises. There are many qualities to look for in an ideal employee, and that can complicate your search. So, let’s take a look at a few of the more important traits that a good candidate will have.
Depending on the position you’re trying to fill, you’re going to want to hire someone who works well by his or herself and can serve as an example to others. These are the hallmarks of someone with leadership skills, and when you become an All Po franchisee you’ll need to hire a Facilities Services Manager who can demonstrate those qualities. This person will act as the main contact between your business and your customers and will be responsible for walkthroughs with service providers, as well as inspections and selling the customer other services. We know this is a very important position to fill at executive franchises, which is why we’ll teach you how to identify and train the right candidate for the job. It’s part of the thorough training and support we show all our new franchisees, as they grow into their role as business owner.
Remember, employees with leadership skills are critical to any business because they’re often the ones who stay with a company the longest and boost workplace productivity. And they’re also ultimately the ones who will lessen your own responsibilities and give you free time to pursue life outside of work.
Not every one of your hires needs to be a born leader — after all, you don’t want too many cooks in the kitchen! Your new executive franchise business will have room for folks who might be “followers” but show qualities that nevertheless benefit your company and your bottom line. These employees are good organizers — people who can balance multiple tasks at a time and see the big picture. You’ll need someone with these skills to fill the position of Appointment Setter and Sales Assistant. And again, All Pro will be there to teach you how to recognize and train the perfect person for that job. In addition to helping you run your business, an employee with solid organizational skills can boost workplace efficiency, which in turn can help build your reputation among existing and potential clients.
Honesty, Ambition, and a Solid Work Ethic
When it’s all said and done, your employees will need to be honest, show some ambition, and adhere to a solid work ethic. Will they all demonstrate these qualities every day, all of the time? No, some employees will obviously be better than others. But as you move through the world of your executive franchise, learning to effectively lead your staff, you’ll become adept at recognizing the right person for the right job. And these are the people you’ll want to keep engaged and satisfied as you grow your business.
All Pro Cleaning Systems is an executive franchise opportunity built on a time-tested business model that appeals to both employees and employers. Contact us today for more information.