"I had an epiphany a few years back when I realized how similar hiring pet sitters is to dating.
Here's how hiring is similar to dating:
You have to be crystal clear about what you want so that you can recognize that person when they show up.
- It's important to notice red (and yellow!) flags.
- Clear communication is crucial.
- You both have to want the same thing (each other).
- And here's the tricky part: anyone can hire someone. But you don't just want someone with a pulse. Right? These are your precious human and animal clients and your equally precious business. You want someone who is the right fit.
It's so similar to when you are actively dating to meet the right person: when you are hiring pet sitters to work for you, you quickly realize that hiring the right people requires skill."
We couldn't agree more.