Hiring or training: how do you find the right people?
Most business owners or leaders would probably agree that skilled, motivated employees are the engine room of a successful business.
Hiring for fit, and training for skill
As part of our research, we talked to Pita Pit about their views on growth and success.
From its launch in New Zealand in 2007, Pita Pit has grown to over 100 franchises and is a great Kiwi success story.
Their philosophy is to hire for fit, and train for skill. More importantly, they’re working hard to gamify their training and make if fun.
The investment of training
But training often represents a significant investment, especially for a small business.
There may be times when it simply isn’t feasible to train an employee from scratch and in these cases it can often be difficult to find people with the right skill set.
So what’s the right answer? Is it better to “buy” skill – or to create it? And does it depend on the size and situation of your business?
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