Why Hiring is Like Finding Your Perfect Client

with Caroline Chou

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 52


Have you ever thought about how hiring a great team member is like finding the perfect client?

When you take the time to really think about who your perfect client is, you can describe them as clear as day to another person. However, most people struggle to do the same when asked who would be their perfect team member. This often leads to poor hiring decisions. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, Caroline Chou shares about the team she has grown within her two businesses and how she ensures she’s getting the right team member every time she hires – whether for a remote or in-office position. 

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In this Episode You’ll Hear:

  • How to successfully manage productivity while having a combination of in-office staff, remote employees, and contractors (4:55)

  • Why you need to focus on building relationships with your team members no matter where they are located. (8:46)

  • The importance of cross-training your team members on essential tasks. (12:28)

  • Caroline’s three step process to ensure you’re hiring employees that properly fit your business (13:16)

  • How to not step on each other’s toes when running a business with a partner (17:56)

  • Why you should always ask your staff who they know when you’re hiring (21:21)

About Caroline Chou:

Caroline Chou is the Design Director of international award-winning interdisciplinary firm OPENUU.

Originally born in Texas, Chou spent her early years shuttling between Taiwan and the U.S. — where she later went on to study architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Along with husband (and OPENUU founder) Kevin Lim, Chou has become something of a marquee name on the burgeoning Hong Kong design/architecture scene. Since Chou and Lim moved their business to Hong Kong in 2012, OPENUU has been awarded ‘Best of Year’ firm by Interior Design Magazine four times; and bagged the prestigious Will Ching Design Prize in April 2019 — awarded for ‘original and excellent’ design by small companies with up to five employees.

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Is it time to hire a team member?

Every day, you dream about what your business could achieve if only you had another set of hands.

You feel ready to hire, but is it the right time to add a team member? It’s time to find out the answer.

Download your free copy of The Complete Checklist: How to Know if it’s Time to Hire a Team Member today.

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