Who to Hire?

By: Virgil Jacobs | Contributing AOJ Journalist

Every employer that wishes to ascend in the business world has encountered a type of obstacle related to the question of “Who to hire.” Quality of hiring decisions generally mean the difference between the successful team that produces great quantities of products and satisfaction, with great care and the most profit; compared to those that made inferior hiring decisions resulting potentially in lazy employees that do not necessarily want to work or work where they are employed, which can consequently bring down the team around them. The reduction of overall morale can cause the poor qualities in workers to propagate to their colleagues. It could be the manager and/or boss as well, incapable or unable to lead or advise this good and/or bad team. Which will be mentioned after the workers as a sort of way to align the points in a way that represents the pyramid of industry. Understanding that the foundations are the most important part of a structure, and starting there.

Foundations

Thanks to the definitions of “https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/list-of-collar-workers-1404546729-1” 

  • Blue Collar

Workers who are given the menial hourly wage; laborers who do physical work.

  • White Collar

Professional, office types of jobs and workers, typically a cubicle environment. Includes management positions above said office jobs.

  • Black Collar

Workers of this caliber are depicted to be miners and oil workers. However, in special cases “Black-Market” workers fall into this category.

  • Gold collar

People who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in their work, includes doctors, lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. Used sometimes to represent lower wage workers, who have their parents to support them.

  • Open collar

A person who works from the home environment, specifically through the internet

  • Grey Collar

People who choose to continue working after their retirement age. 

  • Pink collar

Lower wage jobs, relating to receptionists and librarians.

  • Green Collar

Environmental jobs, energy jobs for alternate energy sources. Including, but not limited to work with solar panels.

From this list, you could create your very own list of general collars required to complete a job. This provides a measuring stick that you can line up to those people you are considering for hire. Although, the guidelines aren’t just set in stone by the collars themselves, keep in mind that you are hiring for the job. With this in mind, it opens plenty of doors and opportunities, while also providing the ability to shut said doors, and forcefully deny these opportunities. The goal is to create the perfect team with the best supervisors for this team, however, if you are working from your home alone, this would include different criteria. Moving on, different collared jobs require different kinds of workers, different skills, and different inner mechanisms. Like a car or an ATV, so assuming that this car and/or ATV are your team, How do you make one?

Diversity

The scope of different jobs in the world that require different sets of skills is pretty much impossible to list. So, as said above, it is easier to list out the people, and then single them out. After singling people out, you can measure their ability and their type of skillset to the job of best fit. Say, you wouldn’t want a cement truck tire on a bicycle. So, it’s important to measure, and then place these parts into and onto the correct vehicle. Well, now an even better question arises; What parts are best for what? But before we can answer that, we need to understand what we want to make first.

Frame

This is the most protective part of the car; it is the backbone of your business. When you crash, this is the saving grace of hard work and people who are prepared for the future and perhaps even mistakes of diversity. If you pile all of your attention into the engine of the car, to work faster, sure you’ll obtain an absurd amount of speed; but you’ll have less protection than is designed to help for a crash (mistake in the business), and interestingly enough the faster you go the more likely you are to crash. The frame of your business is a plan, MAKE plans, it’s good to be prepared, but also good for the intended consequences to take shape. Then, the idea of your business can take form as an improvement after those plans. But the plans are important, if you don’t build the plans as they are written, you are likely to cause a crash, to go off the intended plans, you are perhaps literally misaligning the assembly line of the car that everyone is working different parts of. An unexpected part falls through the next worker, and the plan is abandoned at this point. If the plan isn’t followed, the decisions that will be made next could be incredibly horrid for the business, and less likely to be good for it.

Engine

This is the incentive for the car to work. Think of your engine as a salary; the larger the salary is, the more people will admire it and wish to be a part of your business. Although, an engine is a very complex mechanism within a car, just as the salary payout of a business is very complex as well. You must monitor/balance running the business correctly so it retains stability; keeping the salary not too high based on the job, nor too low to not even come close to matching the effort it takes to complete the action of the job. Staying careful to not overheat and strain any of the small and hard to get parts. After maintaining this balance, you now have an incentive for people to go forward with your business as well as a good sound, good flow, and good running, which, as a general view of your business, is what it should be like. Different engines, of course, attract different types of people. This is the same as different businesses attract different people. The phrase goes vice versa. After establishing your frame and your engine, you now have a car (business) that is taking shape, and something people might like to buy, invest, and/or be a part of. However, a task that must remain the head of concern is making an engine that your business can use to attract the best fitting collar worker, that’s the key.

Wheels

What will carry your business? Your employees, and that is precisely what a wheel is constituted to be. The wheel is an irreplaceable concept because without it your engine will be exerting power but go nowhere. If you have no employees, then how will you move forward in your business, which includes yourself if in the parameters of being “Self Employed”. I’m sure we’ve all had the Difficulty of “popping” a tire or having a flat tire. These two are categorized to be separate for a reason. Overflowing the tire, or putting too much stress on an employee, will cause him/her to burst from stress/tension. On the other hand, keeping your tire/employee underworked will mean the rest of the wheels must pick up the lack of energy exerted, creating a type of free rider.

 It’s important to monitor your tire’s pressure, due to the fluctuation in work from diversity through the changing of tires. Considering other environmental factors too, tires morph and warp due to time itself. Check them occasionally (However more often would be recommended), if not frequently, to make sure the weight of your business is being carried equally by all of your workers; thus, ensuring the “equal” distribution of work among them. Assuming each is the correct fit for your car, you must figure out the correct pressure of the tire for the job you require it to do. Pressure being work, and different jobs in businesses have different payments (Reference to the engine). This will determine what job you are doing, and that is why the (Frame) that was previously stated, is important. It pretty much plans the entire point of your car, what it does, and what parts you need. After this, it’s pretty much just assembling the car until it works, there is no guarantee you’ll get it right the first time. But that is why Mechanics, or (Business consultants) exist.

Steering wheel

Manager, to some… dreadful, which is not a good indicator. The scale of effectiveness greatly appreciates a happier reaction to that word. Sort of like this, imagine you are the passenger in a car, while the driver, however, is not proficient in turning, or perhaps using his signals to evade crashes. Well, this brings about it a preamble to destruction very quickly. It highlights an abundance of character in an individual, which is where they’re going, and how they get there, and such will dictate their leadership skills or attention span of the car (business) itself. It’s a matter of great importance to have a decent driver, someone who understands the route, and the car itself. That way he/she who is the operator can utilize both of those factors into a flawless and easy approach to business. The byproduct of this choice to hire someone who is appropriate for driving your car, understanding of your directions, and perhaps sometimes even points out an easier path to take, will bring about a well lead team, and someone who will be careful with concerns of safety, and proper procedures. Altogether, such a choice will be of great benefit to you and your business.

Where do you get the parts for your car?

Where should I hire my workers? Well, it depends on what you want them to do, and how well you wish for them to perform what they do. It’s all about quality, and then your preference. Let’s explore this idea. This scale is a magnifying glass to apply traits that would be beneficial to your business. Consider this as an identifier for the right fitting parts to your car. Although, finding parts that are the right price is extremely difficult at times, warranting a professional. But a rough outline always helps, narrow down the search.

  • Consistency
    • Consistency ranges from how often your employee shows up, to how often they keep their demeanor or good personality. A resume can be used as a main source to discover which traits an individual may possess; it may also allow you to find an isolated group and/or person that does their job efficiently for a reasonable price. The resume may also give you insight on the consistency that they’ve had at other jobs previously.
  • Completion
    • Completion is self-evident; will this employee complete what they’re needed to do? This is notorious among new hires in every job field. It’s something that managers, directors, and bosses around the world have keened their eyes for. If you are a teen rising into the responsibility of job hood, you should be prepared to do what your job asks you to do. 
  • Experience
    • Experience is not something that can always be expected, especially for first-time employees, but if it’s a factor, say a job that requires experience, the employer needs to understand the past experience of the potential employee. In the case of the car analogy, this isn’t so fitting; an older car part that has seen use may not be the best to use. However, a person is a different story. If the person in question has experience in your job field, you should attempt to find out this experience to understand the abilities and prior knowledge that the said individual has, before granting them the job opportunity.
  • Efficiency
    • How well does this person work? Tying in the other trait magnifications, how well does this person combine all their experience, work ethic, and demeanor into an individual that works well. This can be obtained by contacting the individual’s previous jobs, through the record of the individual, or by their resume. Focus on these and you’ll have a narrowed search for people that will be beneficial for your business.

So all that is listed above describes what to look for as you search for parts, but you still don’t know where you can find these parts (employees) for your business. Well, it all really depends on the collar worker you’re looking for; more detail about where to find the two most commonly employed collars is listed below.

Blue Collar

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/04/does_pennsylvania_have_the_mos.html

“Indiana has the most blue-collar jobs with 21.4 percent.”

If your a blue-collar Employer, Indiana would be a great place to look for an abundance of employees. However, blue-collar workers can be found just about anywhere. High school students looking for a part-time job may be eager to take blue-collar jobs and a good source for employees as well.

White Collar

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2018/05/29/the-cities-creating-the-most-white-collar-jobs-2018/#6429f1103920

Texas is home to three of the 10 metro areas that have generated the strongest job growth over the past decade, led by No. 1 Austin where the business services job count has expanded 37.1% since 2012 and 7.2% last year.”

Texas is considered a good area to be searching for white collar workers. Many potential white collar workers can be found graduating from universities as well and may be great for hire, as they will be eagerly searching for the jobs their education has promised them.

Closing Points

What is stated above are the general ideas for finding your desired employee and a hiring professional in your area may be better equipped to find the best fits for the job(s) you offer. But in reading this article, perhaps it gives the employer or employee insight into the world of hiring, and maybe even a little insight into the responsibility on the employee’s side. The main focus was to provide ideas for the correct people to hire, the people who will provide the best abilities and demeanor for your business. The car analogy served the purpose that it may perhaps simplify the thinking and perhaps the complexity of forming a business for most people. Good luck building your car, and good luck adding modifications (new parts to enhance your car). The options are limitless, using the tools given, build a car that you are satisfied with, makes you money, and advances forward into the world of economics, and competition.

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