written by Landie Canfield
Finding a new employee may not— on the surface of it— seem difficult. A simple ad in the paper or posting on Indeed, Craig’s List or even Facebook are easy ways to get the word out: “Looking for an organized, team player and people person who has the ability to multitask—a motivated self-starter!” Done! Now watch the applications roll in, then weed through countless potential applicants and dig in on the vast array of interviews. Phew! A month later or more a hire is made, the stars will align, and it will be a good fit. Maybe… How much of this approach is luck… how much is intuition… and how much is proven methodology? Are you thrilled with your newest employee? Would you hire this person again?
Carlie Lockey started Remarkable People Solutions to get to the root of what really makes a good hire. Simultaneously solving the mystery of how to identify a potential recruit’s strengths and weaknesses and nailing the science behind engagement and longevity. Carlie and her company partner with business owners and managers to find the person who is the best possible hire, someone who fits seamlessly into the role, thrives, and endeavors to grow and benefit the company year over year. Not only does this help maximize sales and profits, it makes for a happier workplace!
They consider themselves “selection specialists” who take the monumental task of sifting and sorting through a mountain of resumes off the manager’s desk. They take the time to get to understand the skills required for the specific role, and screen each candidate in order to find the perfect person for the job. Taking character, chemistry and competency into account, they conduct the selection process with precision and satisfaction. For the line-up of contenders, they review their behaviors and beliefs, choices they’ve made, past, present and future goals, and how they’ve pursued them. The end result… someone who loves her job, is good at it, and blends in beautifully!
Carlie loves to work with business owners looking to implement change, which starts with the hiring process but is an ongoing exercise of improvement. Carlie herself says, “it’s like sharpening a pencil, you get better and sharper the more you do something.” Carlie and her team can help a business flourish… through people. With a mission, vision and values in place they teach how to set expectations and enhance skills, the importance of accountability and where to find the resources each employee needs to excel.
We used Carlie and Remarkable People Solutions for our last two hires, Andie and Lori and these two ladies are living proof that the tricks and tools that Carlie implements are rock solid. We are grateful for her tenacity and wisdom and can’t wait to have her back for more 😉
To find out more about how Remarkable People Solutions works, visit their website here