Family Owned Business

Your gene pool and your talent pool don’t have to be the same pool!

Family owned and operated businesses have a very unique situation they have to navigate.  How do you run your business with multiple generations involved and still have an enjoyable Thanksgiving?  The current generation in the business has obviously built something that can support not only themselves but the next generation.  The next generation has ideas that are probably not exactly in line with the current generation.  This can cause some conflict and we often find that conflict leads to either paralysis regarding hiring outside talent, or hiring the wrong talent.  Hiring the wrong talent leads to finger pointing and more conflict.  All generations have the same goal in mind, how do we make this thing successful enough to support the next generation. 

Understanding the dynamic and culture in a family owned business is critical in hiring for your organization. There are a number of very important considerations to keep in mind that most businesses don’t need to think about.  When your family is involved in the business, whether it be spouse, sibling or next generation, it is imperative to understand that family owned business dynamic and how it impacts your enterprise. We work directly with the owner(s), and learn what is important to you, where your ‘talent gaps’ are and bring assistance in hiring for growth without disrupting the family owned business dynamic.

Hiring candidates who understand the family owned culture you’ve worked so hard to build, motivations and the importance of knowing the company history is often critical for the success of the hire.  There is a huge difference between family owned and operated organizations and ‘big box’ companies, and recognizing this early can prevent potentially damaging hires. Our experience affords us a unique perspective on knowing the type of personalities that excel in the family owned business dynamic.

Specifically designed for the business owner who doesn’t have time to devote to full on recruiting but still wants to control the interviewing process.  We’ll use our network and resources to tap in to a candidate base who initially fits the position, culture and company, and you conduct your interviews as you normally would.  This saves you time without diminishing the quality of hire.

While interviewing is easy; conducting great interviews is where it gets difficult for a family owned business. We can help you share the burden of evaluating candidates that you have already met with to bring an unbiased third party evaluation.  We’re not as close to the situation or relationship as you are, so our findings are based on your position, your company and the candidate, without the potential emotional attachment.

“This service is way better than playing paper rock scissors with your dad. I’d recommend anyone who’s arguing with their dad about who to hire use RFT Search Group.” Dan – Second Generation Business Owner

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