Business owners are leaders. Whether you want to be or not. A lot of entrepreneurs think that they should always focus on their customer first, but we believe your team is the most important and valuable asset in your business
. You have to understand that no one, will ever, not once, care more about your business than you do. That's just the reality. It's YOUR business. That's why you probably feel like you work harder than anyone else. But you have a responsibility as a leader and employer to understand who your employees are as human beings and how they fit into your company and culture. That's where personality tests come in. If you're naturally introverted, would you want to be sent out to networking events? If you're naturally extroverted, would you want to be stuck behind a computer all day staring at spreadsheets? Probably not. That's a very basic example, but think about employees who haven't worked out in the past. Even if they burned you... ask yourself why? Maybe it was just a bad judgement call when hiring, but it's also very possible that the job they were given didn't align with their expectations. This is especially true for mid-level and upper management positions. So if you're going to invest the time in interviewing, hiring, training, and paying another person in your company, we highly, HIGHLY recommend getting a better understanding of who they are, their preferred communication style, and how you can become a better leader for them. The tests we recommend are Hexaco
, 16 Personalities
, and DISC.
If anything, at least take them for yourself and upper management team. It's one of the most important things you can do.