Have you considered adding a Second in Command (2iC) to your team, but hesitated to do so?
Our Visionary, Alec Broadfoot, understands that conflict and presented, “5 Keys to Hiring an Exceptional 2iC” to a group of Pinnacle Guides earlier this month.
Alec hired his first 2iC in 2021 and shared some advice, tips, and suggestions for understanding the 2iC’s role, hiring a good one, and ensuring their success.
Common Hiring Mistakes
Alec began the presentation by discussing the common hiring mistakes he sees most businesses make. They are:
VisionSpark recommends using Six Key Elements to hiring the right person. This includes:
VisionSpark’s Proven Process
Alec walked the audience through VisionSpark’s hiring tools and proven process:
What Makes a Successful Candidate?
VisionSpark has worked with hundreds of companies over the years and has interviewed thousands of candidates. In our experience, the most successful 2iC candidates are:
We evaluate candidates for these qualities using behavioral interview questions and a behavioral assessment like the VisionSpark assessment.
Why You Need a 2iC
Hiring a 2iC is a big step, but don’t let the overwhelm prevent you from moving forward when the time is right. Alec explained the many benefits a 2iC can bring to an organization:
Need Help Hiring Your 2iC?
If you’re considering hiring a 2iC and want an experienced partner by your side, VisionSpark can help. Lean on our years of experience to support your hiring efforts, and find your 2iC that can help take your business to the next level.
If you missed this presentation or would like to rewatch it, you can do so here.
If you’d like to learn more about hiring a 2iC, contact VisionSpark today!