Patience During the Hiring Process

Don’t rush on hiring.

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Candace Dixon-Horne, general manager at Hog Radio, explains the vital role patience plays in establishing a dream team. 

“[When you hire,] you're inviting someone into your family,” she says. “We spend more time with our co-workers than we do our actual family. Look at all the time you put into dating before you marry—I would hope that before you hire someone onto your team, you do the same thing.”

Watch the video for Candace’s food for thought for the hiring process.

TAKEAWAYS
- Patience during the hiring process is key to developing a cohesive team.
- Take your time during the interview process to ensure you get the right person.
- Sometimes fresh hires with no jaded experience can be better than experienced hires.

    Taking on the role as the GM at the Hog Radio group was a big jump of faith for me. But it was also such an opportunity to put together the team that I really liked—my dream team. I was patient in getting my talent put together, I knew like, for instance, on one of my stations, I wanted a male-female radio show for the mornings. And I wanted it to really reflect the community and be positive and high energy, and not just someone who had been a professional for a long, long time, because sometimes in our industry, many years doesn't mean good experience. And sometimes a fresh hire with no jaded opinions is better than a long resume. And that's where you've just got to really trust your gut and spend the time interviewing, because I would rather spend weeks interviewing, than months regretting a hire.

    And that's kind of key. You're inviting someone into your family. You know, we spend more time with our co-workers than we do our actual family. And so you look at all the time you put into dating before you marry. I would hope that before you hire someone onto your team, you do the same thing. And by taking that time, I feel like I've put together a team that they match personalities. We're all very, very unique and don't have a terrible amount in common except for our care of what we do and our care for who we do it for.

    Candace Dixon-Horne

    Over the last 21 years Candace Dixon-Horne has worked with local businesses to customize marketing messages, ad campaigns and budgets to help them grow. Candace served two corporate radio groups in Northwest Arkansas until December 20...

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