5 Easy tips for hiring creative talent

Hiring a creative for your next project can be overwhelming. Here are 5 Tips to help!
March 29, 2022
5 Easy tips for hiring creative talent

When it comes to hiring creative talent for your next church project, there are a few things you need to know. Some of these tips may seem obvious or even taken for granted, but these things happen more often than you would think. Here are five easy tips for hiring creative talent for your next church project:

1. Do your research.

First things first: know what you're looking for in the person you want to hire. What kind of skills do they have? What type of personality will they bring to the job? How much experience do they have? Are there any red flags in their past work that might signal problems down the road? These questions are important to ask yourself before you start looking at resumes, because they'll help inform what kind of people you want to reach out to during the recruiting process.

2. Be open-minded about who's going to fit your team best—and don't let biases get in your way! 

In a world where we're all trying our hardest not to stereotype people based on race or gender or even age, hiring someone based on their qualifications alone (rather than anything else) is one of the best ways for us all as humans to move forward together as one big community working towards a common goal."

3. Hire based on chemistry rather than just qualifications! 

I’ve learned this lesson the hard way. I’m a big believer in hiring people with the right skills and experience, but I’ve also learned that it’s not always the most important factor. The best way to create success with a new team member is to hire someone who is a good fit for your team and organization as a whole. While it's important to make sure they have the skills required for the position, you'll also want someone who will contribute positively to the culture of your ministry.

4. Make sure you know what the job entails—and that they do too.

The best way to make sure both parties understand exactly what is expected is to create a detailed scope of work document. This should include everything from the purpose or goal of the project, to how long it will take and how much it will cost. The document should also include details on how you want the final product delivered (online or hard copy), who owns copyright, and any other important considerations (such as whether or not they can use copyrighted materials).

5.Don't be afraid to make mistakes

If you feel like you've made a mistake with the hiring process, don't worry! You're not alone. This happens to most people at some point or another (I know because it's happened to me). It's okay if this happens and there are ways to fix it if it does happen, but as long as you're learning from each experience then that's what matters most in this situation. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Hiring outside help is one of the best ways to push your project forward. So when you make a mistake, shake it off and find someone else to help.