If you’re a regular Value Added listener, you’ve no doubt discovered that Jarod and Jonathan agree on a lot of things.
Well, for this week’s episode, the gloves come off…
Hiring the right people is an essential component for the success of almost any business.
And for once, Jonathan and Jarod don’t see eye to eye.
It’s no steel cage deathmatch, but it is an opportunity to hear your hosts debate the merits of their own unique hiring approaches — one of the most challenging aspects of operating any company.
“You can bullshit all you want… but just because Matt Diggity’s SEO consulting rate is $2000 an hour or whatever, doesn’t mean your time is worth that because you think you’ve got a similar skill set.”Jonathan Kiekbusch
“If you can hire someone to do what’s eating up your time for less money per hour than what you cost the business, then great!
What you really want to do is start buying your time back.
For me, the really, really big thing is identifying where I’m spending a bunch of my time and how much it’s going to cost the business to buy that time back for me. So I can work on higher-level things.”Jonathan Kiekbusch
“Hiring is the last thing I want to do. Payroll is the number one expense of any service-based business — on average, it’s 60%. My first tendency is to study and streamline processes, and then to look at automation.
Automation doesn’t mitigate time, it eliminates it. I want to eliminate the time that tasks take as much as possible, not just move the responsibility on to someone else’s plate”Jarod Spiewak
“It’s really important not just to hire and walk away and hope for the best.
Even if you’re hiring someone for a position you’re not qualified for.
Even if the hire has 25,000 years of experience because they’re immortal.
You can’t just leave them to their own devices and hope for the best”Jarod Spiewak
“If you get stuck trying to grow a part of your business, never hesitate to reach out to thought leaders that have already figured the problem out.
Offer to buy a few hours of their time to give you real insight into the things you need help with.”Jonathan Kiekbusch
Don’t miss part two of Jarod and Jonathan sharing their hiring tips and strategies — coming up next!
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