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How to Build a Great Team

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What are your tips for building a great team?

Answer by Jordan Ritter, CEO of Atlas Informatics, formerly Napster, Cloudmark, onQuora:

A great team can take a mediocre idea and turn it into something meaningful. But a mediocre team will still take the next Facebook and waste up 100% of the time. So how do we make great teams?

I’ve spent my entire career obsessing about how to build great companies, and I’ve learned so much trying to get this right.

What I learned is that the way we do 99% of all recruiting is completely broken. Normally we have a job description, some needs, some wants, some nice to haves. We interview a candidate, and we compute: yes they’ve got this, no they don’t have that, etc. We calculate: 80% match – let’s hire this person. But that’s completely wrong: it has absolutely zero to do with what makes a team great.

What makes a team great is the same thing that makes a personal friendship great, or a romantic relationship great: that we share values, believe in the same things, not believe in the same things, share the same ethos and mindset. If you’ve ever seen it, or been privileged to be a part of a team like this, you’ll immediately know: once you’ve got this, there is nothing you can’t achieve together. It’s inspiring and powerful and amazing.

Instead, we approach hiring a great team with what we call the 3 C’s: Culture, Capacity andCraft, in that order.

Most important thing: Culture. What is culture to us? It’s a composition of Values, Mindset/Ethos, and Traits. Values are limited to words that can be used to Evaluate, Assess, Praise and Critique; words that can’t be used in this way are bad (e.g. Obsession vs. Passion – one can be meaningfully measured, one cannot). Mindset and Ethos are phrases that are basically inspiring mantras that also define our culture, but don’t really apply to evaluation and assessment (e.g. sooner is better, now is best; clean hands make you wrong). Traits are things we sometimes try to leverage as values, but are really just attributes of people we’re looking for (e.g. self-reliance).

Next most important thing: Capacity for Mastery (Google sometimes calls this Velocity of Learning). This is important to distinguish from skills because if you have the ability to master things, you can acquire any of the skills you need. In a startup where you’re always doing something new, there’s almost never an instruction manual, so the thing to optimize for in building a capable team is its capacity to master new things.

Last thing we look for: Craft – this is what most companies interview for – technical skills and capabilities. They’re important, don’t get me wrong – you’re hiring for a job, and you need this person to get the job done. But from the perspective of building Great teams, it’s the least important thing, because if you have the first two, you can get the third. Because again, skills have nothing to do with what makes teams great.

This question originally appeared on Quora – the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

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Business Development Officer Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is mandated by one of her clients a Courier and Logistic company to recruit a competent and well experienced individual into the following position. Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant positions of:

 

POSITION: Business Development Officer

Location: INT’L AIRPORT ROAD, LAGOS

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum HND/BSC in Marketing or Management related discipline
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience with good customer service.
  • Experienced Business Development Officer in a Furniture company will be an added advantage

 

Job Description

  • Identifying the Potential Companies To Expand Business Operations
  • Cold Calls / Emails to Potential Clients
  • Building relationship with new clients
  • Work Close With Operation Team to Generate Sales Lead
  • Handle Social Media Campaign
  • Revenue Generation through New Account Development
  • Client Follow Up & After Sales Relationship
  • Identification of New Business Opportunities
  • Achieving monthly performance target

Knowledge, Skills and Competency:

  • Excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Experience in Market Research & Sales Lead Generation
  • Exposure to client from the corporate market
  • Experience in Creating Sales Assets
  • Willing To Take Initiatives & Build Sales
  • Self-Motivated & Ability To Perform Under Pressure

Application Closing Date
March 18th, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below with position and location as subject title e.g Business Development Officer (Int’l Airport Road Lagos State).

Note:

  • If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply.
  • Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Marketing Executive Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is mandated by one of her clients a Courier and Logistic company to recruit a competent and well experienced individual into the following position. Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant positions of:

 

POSITION: Marketing Executive

Location: INT’L AIRPORT ROAD, LAGOS

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum HND/BSC in Marketing or related discipline
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience with good customer service.
  • Experienced Marketer in a Furniture company will be an added advantage

 

Job Description

  • Generating new clients for the company.
  • Marketing and selling of Courier services to clients.
  • Ensure proper management of account.
  • Must be able to manage clients for more business.
  • Create a good personal encounter whether through telephone or in person.
  • Develop business proposals for new and existing customers.
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to customers.
  • Ensuring that effective methods are put into place
  • To ensure client satisfaction and consistent growth in revenue.
  • Achieving annually agreed objectives including target revenue and other targets

 

Knowledge, Skills and Competency:

  • Excellent knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to respond well to pressure
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be able to handle the day to day responsibilities
  • Must be computer literate
  • Courteous and polite
  • Commercial awareness
  • Be well presented with a professional manner
  • Be able to work with target.

 

Application Closing Date
March 18th, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below with position and location as subject title e.g Marketing Executives (Int’l Airport Road Lagos State).

Note:

  • If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply.
  • Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Data Entry Officer Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is mandated by one of her clients a Courier and Logistic company to recruit a competent and well experienced individual into the following position. Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant positions of:

 

POSITION: Data Entry Officer

Location: INT’L AIRPORT ROAD, LAGOS

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification/Experience:

  • At least ND in Office Technology Management or qualification in a related discipline
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience with good customer service.
  • Experienced Data Entry Officer in a Courier Company will be an added advantage

 

Job Description

 

  • Manage all back-ends of the company through software
  • Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry
  • Verify data and correct data where necessary
  • Obtain further information for incomplete documents
  • Enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms
  • Check completed work for accuracy
  • Store completed documents in designated locations
  • Maintain logbooks or records of activities and tasks
  • Respond to requests for information and access relevant files
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies
  • To update and maintain information on computer systems
  • Assist in the administrative functions
  • Open and manage accounts for staff on the Courier software
  • Co-ordinate communication between the dispatch/ Admin courier software
  • Manage day to day transaction with the software
  • Reporting
  • Track unattended shipments for immediate action.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed fit to assign to him/her.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Competency:

  • Data entry skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Accuracy
  • Information collection and management
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Microsoft applications
  • Knowledge of administrative functions

 

Application Closing Date
March 18th, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below with position and location as subject title e.g Data Entry Officer (Int’l Airport Road Lagos State).

Note:

  • If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply.
  • Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Social Media Marketer Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is mandated by one of her clients a Courier and Logistic company to recruit a competent and well experienced individual into the following position. Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant positions of:

 

POSITION: Social Media Marketer

Location: INT’L AIRPORT ROAD, LAGOS

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum of OND in Marketing, Advertising, Mass Communication or any related discipline.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with good customer service
  • Experienced Social Media Marketer in a Courier Company will be an added advantage

 

Job Description

  • To promote and spread awareness about the company services.
  • Creating and sending email campaigns.
  • Give timely feedback/Responses
  • Posting and updating social media page
  • Advising about new trends.
  • Managing the development and launch of display advertisements
  • Marketing and promotion of the company’s Services to clients using social media, internet marketing and so on.
  • Develop creative strategies to retain the clients.
  • Research the market for identifying new business opportunities.
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to all customers.
  • To create new and innovative marketing strategies which strengthen the market position of the services
  • Creating and distributing a regular e-newsletter, as well as using social media to interact with customers.
  • Influences customers to patronizethe company’s services by following a prepared sales talk to give service information and price quotations.

Knowledge, Skills and Competency

  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Product knowledge
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be able to handle the day to day responsibilities
  • Having good written and spoken communication abilities.
  • Critical thinking skill.
  • Independent.
  • Being able to work on several projects at the same time.
  • Having high attention to details.
  • Having teamwork skills.
  • Having networking abilities.
  • Being able to understand social media.
  • Having problem solving skills.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Courteous and polite

Application Closing Date
March 18th, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below with position and location as subject title e.g Social Media Marketer (Int’l Airport Road Lagos State).

Note:

  • If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply.
  • Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Secretary Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is mandated by one of her clients a Courier and Logistic company to recruit a competent and well experienced individual into the following position. Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant positions of:

 

POSITION: Secretary

Location: INT’L AIRPORT ROAD, LAGOS

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification/Experience:

  • At least ND in Secretarial Studies/Office Technology Management or qualification in a related discipline
  • At least 1-3years experience with good customer service.
  • Experienced Secretarial duties in a Courier company will be an advantage

 

Job Description

  • Files management/ archiving
  • Coordinates office management activities.
  • Arrange for outgoing mail and packages to be picked up.
  • Prepare confidential and sensitive documents.
  • Answers telephone communications and record messages
  • Assists in creating and revising forms; proposes procedures, formats, and standards for office correspondence
  • Prepares minutes of meetings from notes and/or recordings
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, and conference
  • Account and invoices management.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Competency:

  • Planning and organizing
  • Accuracy
  • Information collection and management
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Typing Skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Microsoft applications
  • Knowledge of administrative functions

 

Application Closing Date
March 18th, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below with position and location as subject title e.g Secretary (Int’l Airport Road Lagos State).

Note:

  • If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply.
  • Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Risk Manager- Job

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Simeon’s Pivot Resources – a Human Resource and Management Consulting Company with a focus on Performance Management is deploying a recruitment service for her client a medical hospital in Ilupeju, Lagos State to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced, competent, self-motivated and hardworking professional.

Hence, we are recruiting to fill the vacant position of:

Job Position: RISK MANAGER

Job Description

It includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the review of major contracts, proposed facilities, and/or new program activities for loss and insurance implications.
  • To draft and submit report on a quarterly basis of all non-performing loans with recommendations as to the action to be taken
  • Prepare risk management and insurance budgets and allocate claim costs and premiums to departments and divisions.
  • Provide a methodology to identify and analyze the financial impact of loss to the organization, employees, the public, and the environment.
  • To ensure implementation of the company’s policy as regards credit checks
  • To ensure that the credit committee meeting of the company adds value to the company’s credit appraisal and approval.
  • To review and draft Credit Policy documents.
  • To prepare Enterprise Risk Management templates with instructions how to use it
  • To review and draft GeneralBusiness Policy and Procedure Guideline to minimize risks.
  • To monitor the overall recovery and disposal of repossessed assets and ensure that recovery unit perform optimally

Qualification/Experience/Skills: 

  • BSc /HND in Accounting or Finance, or related course
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience
  • Relevant certification is an advantage
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organized and flexible
  • Full Time
  • Male/Female
  • Location: Victoria Island

Knowledge, Skills and Competency:

  • Transferring Information and Ideas effectively among individuals
  • To accurately perform a credit analysis in a timely manner
  • Sound understanding of asset risk and mitigants to such risk factors
  • Must be skilled in all facets of Debt Recovery
  • Ability to timeously conclude all credit appraisals forwarded by the sales team
  • Ability to timeously conclude on all inspections required to be performed in respect of pending credit applications
  • Familiar with best practice redundancy processes and experienced in coaching managers through this and leading where necessary
  • Deciding on the appropriate course of action to take depending on the situation
  • The directing or guiding of people towards an objective through establishing respect, common purpose, and the commitment and effort of group members
  • Extensive management skills to manage a very busy office
  • Ability to resolve issues.

Application Closing Date
February 19th, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should use the position applied for as subject/Job in view.

Note: If you are not qualified for this position please do not apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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