"I was totally overwhelmed, thinking about how to hire team members for my company, and the overwhelm had me resisting taking any action. Just getting myself to post for a recruiter on Upwork was a breakthrough. Then, I received about 10 applications within 24hrs, and was ever more overwhelmed and stopped, thinking about having to go through the screening process for all of these people. How would I do it? How long would it take? How would I know who the right person is for the role? What if I mis-hire? And, THAT was all just me looking for someone who could find me the person for the role I was actually looking to fill, not even the actual new team member I needed, LOL.
The game changer was when my wife introduced me to a recruiter and staffing strategist, named Megan Lloyd. I booked a call and showed up with some information about my company vision, goals, values, and the team culture I wanted to create. I knew what role I needed to fill and had a basic job description, that I modeled from a template, but I really needed help refining it.
This amazing woman, this absolute MASTER, took my info from me and handled EVERYTHING—from helping me clarify my expectations, to updating the job description, to posting, to finding, to screening, to conducting the interviews, to helping me evaluate each of the candidates. Then, once I made the choice, she handled the hiring and initial onboarding, including negotiating the hourly rate, running the background checks, and even provided agreement templates for me to model. What I paid her her services was nothing for the value that she waaaay over delivered on; saving me so much time, energy, stress, overwhelm, and I’m sure any loss of investment it would have cost me if I had tried to do it myself and mis-hired. In the end, she actually found me two new team members, and my two new hires are an outstanding fit—I do not think I would have succeeded on my own, at least not without missteps and not in the time it took her, which was only about 2 1/2 weeks from beginning to end. Regardless of the type of business or entrepreneur—she brings incredible expertise, communication, service, and value and working with her was one of THE BEST investments I have EVER made in my business.”
Founder & CEO, Awaken Hero Academy & Adventures