Employee Draft Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat if you could draft employees like teams draft players in the NBA? This week the NBA teams, were assigned their draft positions. Congrats to Cleveland by the way…first they get Johnny Cleveland (née Football) and now the first draft pick in the NBA.  See, losing Lebron wasn’t so bad.

But I digress.  If you could draft employees what type of employees would you want to draft? I read a great article this week about the 3 Qualities of Likeable People and in the article there’s a quote by Warren Buffett: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.”

The NBA teams get to  see their draftees play and perform before they draft them, wouldn’t it be great if you could see an employee in action before you decided to bring them to your team? Many times you can.

When you are networking, working with customers,  attending events or even dealing with someone at your bank, do you ever think, “They’re really great at their job?” If you do, you should think about drafting this person to your team.  I believe that you can’t teach great customer service or instill a positive energy but if you find someone with those qualities, you should consider drafting them.  You can always teach them your business.  I’ve been in restaurants before and had a server who was so wonderful at their job, I’ve thought, “Man, I would hire them if I could.”  If you do this as well…take notice, maybe you should hire them.