Finding the right people to change your business.
Focus on Game Changers
Have you ever been in a social or work situation where you are with a group of people, but then someone new enters the circle and everything changes; the mood, the pace, the atmosphere? These are special people who see things that others don’t, who have the confidence and presence to ‘own the room’.
They have an extra dynamic that lights a spark into every situation they are in – they are the game changers that we call ‘Firestarters’. These are the people that we look for – they create and make companies great; they have the transformational power that can turn ordinary into extra-ordinary.
What makes Firestarter people special?
- They make things happen – big things, little things, whatever is needed.
- They are clear in their thought processes and are good communicators – they turn complicated into simple, make themselves heard and understood.
- They take responsibility for their actions and are always accountable for results.
- They make, enhance and leverage key relationships to make a difference.
- They have the drive and determination to push things forward.
- They are reliable, trustworthy and solid – they never give up when the going gets tough.
- They are really hard to find, and even harder to keep!
Looking to get those game changers in your business – we’d like to help.
Building a Balanced Business
Success in organisations is directly related to the ability to attract and keep the right people. Human capital is one of the most important investment decisions you will ever make, so why then do many companies often take an ad-hoc and ‘gut feel’ approach?
Recruiting new people without any structured approach or applied logic can be an expensive and risky business. Whether you are recruiting for a new leader, manager or administrator, it is always important to remember that your people are representing your business and all will contribute towards helping your business to sell more of your product or service in their respective roles.
So it is essential to understand how key individuals will fit in and develop, ensuring that specific people types are identified and placed into the right roles at the right time – a key differentiator that is often overlooked by business leaders.
Looking for a better balance in your business? We can find the people that will complete your team.
These are entrepreneurial types; vision makers who are observant, fast paced and impatient. They are spontaneous and inventive, always spotting new opportunities.
The action and task oriented types, keen on having structure and process. They are highly practical, meticulous and traditional, embracing and creating order and stability wherever they go. They are keen on execution and completion.
These people are charismatic and engaging, intuitive thinkers who are co-operative, empathetic and imaginative. They are great team players who focus on building strong networks to bring people together and make things happen.
They are intuitive analytical thinkers who prefer facts to fiction and they focus on data and trends. They are very thorough and detail focused with a need for structure and process to drive the decision making process through analysis.
To identify the right people types, we profile all our candidates with the Firestarter Career Profiler, using a combination of tests and theories to provide an insight into specific roles and careers that are most suitable to individuals. The profile test really helps to make sure that recruitment is focused on achieving balance in your business and identifying true Firestarters.
We look for people who fit the profiles, behaviours and attitudes to make a difference within the roles that we specialise in so that you can achieve your results. In addition, the profiler enables businesses to not only find out which people they need, but also assess their existing team to identify strengths, weaknesses, gaps and areas to focus on.