Hiring Practices:They Want to Run Their Own Agency? #AskSwenk EP56

By Jason Swenk on December 6, 2016

What Are the Best Hiring Practices to Follow When Expanding a Team?

In this week’s episode, I cover questions from Jack and Aaron which focus on the topic of hiring practices. As an agency owner, you may be faced with challenges when expanding your team of should you hire someone who tells you in the interview that they hope to someday run their own agency?

This can be an especially tough obstacle if they’re otherwise qualified, so should that be a deal breaker? If you find a great new hire but they don’t live close, should you pay for relocation?

Challenges like these can cause issues when managing your team and create stress for any agency or business owner. This is why having the best and right hiring practices set in place before you begin hiring is the best move.

I explain further in this week’s episode of Ask Swenk.

{0:30} Jack asked:  “Say you’re interviewing candidates for a sales position at your agency. When asked what they want to be doing in five years, the candidate says they want to run their own agency some day. Is this a deal breaker? We both know how hard running an agency is! Chances are, they won’t be. But even if they did — should that be an issue? I’m thinking it’s kind of inevitable in our industry and I’m leaning towards being OK with it but I’m curious about your perspective.”

{3:13} Aaron asked: “Would you suggest paying relocation costs for new hires? If so, under what circumstances would you offer it… Junior level or only Mid/Senior level? Would you stipulate they had to be a certain distance away in order to pay for a move? And would you reimburse certain kinds of moving expenses or just do it as a lump sum signing bonus?”

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