167: How to Make a Recruiting Plan with Reneé Clair

One of the best parts of growing your team is that it frees you up to have more time to work on the parts of your business that you love. However, it can be tricky to know how and where to start offloading tasks to other team members, and where to look for your ideal candidates. That’s where Reneé Clair comes in.

Reneé Clair is the founder of Clair de Lune Yoga, and has been teaching yoga since 2015. Apart from being a yoga and meditation teacher, she is passionate about helping yoga teachers build their teams in order to offload tasks and make their business run more efficiently. She’s a yoga teacher who works for yoga teachers by recruiting multi-talented yogis!

Recruiting is a multi-step process (ten, in fact!) and it may feel overwhelming to know where to start. Reneé takes us through this process and guides us on where we can start, how to know who you should recruit, and tips on interviewing. She also has some strategies to make the recruiting process easier through automation, and insights about other aspects of crafting a recruiting plan.

If you are hiring or thinking about hiring, this episode is full of great nuggets for you. If you’re on the other side of the recruiting process, Reneé also has some advice for you, so be sure to tune in.

Key Takeaways:

[8:53] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode – Reneé Clair.

[10:41] What does Reneé do and who does she do it for?

[11:46] Once you decide to hire someone, what is the next step?

“I really encourage you to start [where your audience is] because those are the people who are interested in what you have to offer and most likely, those are the people who are going to want to give back and to work with you.” ~ Reneé Clair

[12:51] What are some of Reneé’s tips for writing a job description?

[14:30] What are some ways to put together the application aspect of recruiting?

[16:09] Reneé shares some strategies for automating processes around the application stage of recruiting.

“If we can automate things, we’re going to really save ourselves some time, and that’s even true within your own recruiting process.” ~ Reneé Clair

[18:13] How does Reneé sort through the applications received?

[21:35] What does Reneé do to make the sorting process easier?

[23:54] What is Reneé’s opinion on addressing pay rate in the application?

“It is so important to talk about and be okay with setting a salary range that you’re happy with.” ~ Reneé Clair

[26:34] The next step of the process is the interview. Reneé and Shannon share how they worked on this stage.

[28:53] What are the top three questions to ask during interviews?

[34:22] Why was it so important for Shannon to narrow down the pool of candidates to her top 3?

“It is always important not to just see a candidate for where they are right now, but how could they grow with you in your business.” ~ Reneé Clair

[36:20] Shannon did some test tasks with her potential candidates to see how they would be a fit for the role.

[39:53] What are some questions Reneé recommends for the final stage of the recruiting process?

[42:21] Reneé shares some tips for people who are going through the final stage interview, which can be nerve-wracking!

“I encourage you to be mindful of your time and their time as you go through this process.” ~ Reneé Clair

[44:17] Reneé helped Shannon with rejecting unsuitable candidates.

[47:08] How do personality tests fit into the recruiting process?

[50:53] Reneé has some last tips for people going through the hiring process.

[52:52] Check out Reneé’s podcast, Light Me Up.

[54:45] Get in touch to Reneé on Instagram, LinkedIn or her website to find out more about her work!

[55:56] Shannon does a recap of the steps in the recruiting process:

Job Description
  2. Application
  3. Sorting & Ranking Applications
  4. Check-in Call Regarding Sorting
  5. Interviews with Top 8 (done by Reneé)
  6. Check-in for Interviews
 – To Choose Top 5
  7. Tasks and/or Personality Tests for Final 3
  8. Employee Interviews – Chosen 3 out of 5
  9. Wrap up Call
  10. Email to everyone – (done by Reneé)


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