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How to Hire a Managerial Employee That Will Elevate Your Franchise

Posted by Erin Borgerson on October 12, 2015

shutterstock_286965218How to Hire a Managerial Employee That Will Elevate Your Franchise

As your franchise grows, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed and needing extra help running your business. For those looking to grow and elevate their franchise location but lack the time and energy needed to manage every aspect, there is a simple solution. If you have dreams of expanding your brand while still having the peace of mind knowing that your business is being run the best way possible, then you will need to bring aboard one or two competent and trustworthy managerial employees to help you succeed.

Obviously, the process of hiring a manager is a different than just bringing on any other entry-level employee. While your objective is always finding the best possible fit for the position, the responsibilities and expectations are much higher when filling a management position and thus require more in-depth research. 

Today, Hireology is here to share with you three tips for finding the right managerial employee that can help elevate your franchise:

  1. Evaluate Their Leadership Skills

You would be surprised at how many people are hired for a managerial position without having very much leadership experience under their belt. Although leadership skills can be taught and developed over time, it is crucial for them to have proven leadership experiences and capabilities from the very start when hiring a manager. To ensure that your applicants possess the skills you need, ask them specific, guided interview questions about their past leadership experiences and how they would handle a hypothetical situation that may occur at your location.

  1. Test Their Knowledge and Personality

If the managerial position you are looking to fill requires a certain skillset or know-how, don’t hesitate to give a potential managerial candidate an assessment test to gauge their knowledge of the industry. These tests can provide franchise owners with great insight into a candidate’s scope of knowledge, as well as give you a better understanding of his or her personality and work style.

     3.  Check Their References

Doing your due diligence when it comes down to double-checking a candidate’s references can oftentimes be very time-consuming. Yet, it’s often the most insightful part of the hiring process. The references provided by the applicant will be able to shed some light on important character and leadership traits the candidate possesses, along with some of their flaws. You can use this as a chance to openly ask about your potential manager’s strengths and weaknesses, giving you a better understanding of how he or she may work under pressure and handle problems. 

How Hireology Can Streamline the Hiring Process

Is your franchise in need of a manager to help elevate it to the next level? Hireology is here to help make the process more effective. With tools for background checks, personality assessments and interview scorecards, Hireology provides your franchise with the proper infrastructure to make sure you find the right addition.

For more information on how Hireology can help your franchise system’s hiring needs, contact us today.

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.