Franchise Hiring Solutions: Drafting the perfect fantasy team

By Adam Robinson,
August 19, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Pre-season football is back on the tv, people are walking around in team t-shirts, and your employees are already discussing who is going to have the best fantasy team.

As a hiring manager for a franchise location you are always concerned about your “fantasy” team. When the busiest time of the year happens for your business, the first thing you need to think about, is which employees are ready to take the field, and which ones need to keep on the bench. In order to start drafting your perfect fantasy team, you need to prepare the right equipment. 

Here’s 3 tips to prepare for your fantasy hiring draft:

1. Have a gameplan

The most important tip is to have a gameplan for your franchise location’s hiring needs. First, decide on how many new hires you will need to take you through the busy season, then determine each employee’s responsibilities. 

Don’t forget to develop your interview guides. Creating interview guides ensures you are asking the same questions to every candidate which leaves no room for error or illegal interview questions.

2. Get the right equipment

If you want to draft the perfect team, you need to have the right equipment. Investing in techology to help you sort candidates, run background checks, view resumes, and pre-screen applicants is a must-need for your franchise location.

You wouldn’t start a fantasy draft without your computer right? Why would you ever start hiring without technology to help you hire? 

3. Verify their past performance

Every good coach watches thousand of hours of tape to make sure their new player has what it takes to be an allstar. As a hiring manager, you should do the same! Conduct a background check, run them through skills tests, and check their references. 

You owe it to your business and your employees to ensure your new hire has been completely verified. Now you are ready to hit the field. Good luck coach!

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About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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