If you’re growing your business, hiring employees is inevitable. But finding and hiring good people isn’t always easy. How do you figure out what you need in an employee and then interview for those skills? In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with Katie Elder about some best practices for finding, hiring, and interviewing for your team.
About our guest:
Katie Elder, PhD started her professional journey when she pursued a degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and became a consultant to companies looking to improve their hiring, onboarding, training, team dynamics, management, or leadership. Essentially, anything that has to do with the ‘people part’ of an organization. She has over 15 years of experience and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies in the tech and banking industries, government agencies, and small businesses.
Four years ago, she undertook a new adventure with her husband. They purchased and renovated her grandfather’s barn for their own wedding and create a wedding venue, Overlook Barn, to rent out to others. In those four short years, she has built a thriving wedding business that hosts over 60 weddings a year and has been recognized by Martha Stewart, The Venue Report, Southern Living, and others as a top wedding venue.
With People Part Consulting, Katie merges two of her life passions–management consulting with wedding industry and small business professionals.
Katie earned her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University. She has presented dozens of times at professional conferences, has publications in peer-reviewed journals, taught college courses as an adjunct professor, and even has a book chapter in the The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Katie’s background and how she got into the wedding industry
- The first step in hiring and how the job is the most important thing to consider
- Where to find potential employees
- The science behind hiring and the multiple steps to the process that make it most effective
- The types of interview questions that are most effective
Want to connect with Katie?
- Website: www.peoplepartconsulting.com
- Instagram: @overlookbarn / @peoplepart
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/peoplepartconsulting