The Ellanyze Wonder Woman Entrepreneur Interview Series features badass women business owners changing the world for good one day at a time.
What does Miche Rayment do in her business The Hire Effect™? Quite simply, she teaches businesses how to take the suffering out of the hiring process. (Did you just hear that collective audible sigh in the room?) In this sincere and candid interview with Ellanyze, Miche talks about avoiding what-ifs, the supreme importance of hiring for culture as well as skill, hard lessons about self-care, and the most FUN moments of all.
When did you start your business how/why?
I formally launched The Hire Effect (THE) on 1 January 2016. I had, however, been working with and tweaking THE system for a few years prior to that. In the consulting work that I was doing all over Michigan, people kept voicing their anxiety over having to hire and just not knowing how to do it. Really, the why has a lot to do with sharing on a grand scale how THE system can take suffering out of hiring for people who know they can’t afford to make a miss-hire when it comes to business culture. I knew I’d regret not starting the company. The what ifs would have driven me mad.
“I knew I’d regret not starting the company. The what ifs would have driven me mad.”
What do you love most about what you do?
For sure it’s watching people have epiphanies about how they actually CAN choose well for themselves as a team. In the process of training a hiring team, we do the practical work of actually identifying what their business culture is. That brings the team closer to one another and much more effective at seeing who will be good new addition. When we get close to the end of their first hiring initiative using THE system, often one person or another will slap the table or pop out their chair when a panel interview is over and have to share their interpretation of why the candidate that just walked out the door fits or doesn’t fit. They get really excited at their new skills. How fun is that?!
What’s your favorite client success story to date?
Training an unconventional hiring team of seven, four of which were skilled labor, to implement The Hire Effect System. The General Manager, owner, and bookkeeper were also part of the team. It was fantastic to include the four who were normally ‘out in the field’. They received 20 hours of professional development to be on this team and were 1) visibly happy to be part of hiring in a meaningful way and 2) focused on building deeper relationships with not only one another but with their bosses AND the people they eventually hired. They picked up the principles of The Hire Effect system in a way that the operational staff had a harder time doing. The operational staff was stuck in their historical lens of how to hire that those that didn’t have the old story of “how to hire effectively” picked the material and process up much faster. There was a moment at the end of the first hiring initiative where the electrician on the unconventional hiring team stood up and whooped with glee. He felt so empowered and so good about his choice in who should join the team. I felt elated for days after watching that. I still get a glimpse of that feeling whenever I think of the look on his face 🙂
What gift do you believe you ultimate give your customers?
Empowering a company to build a high performing team that has a huge impact on the company in the long and short run.
What is a typical day in Miche’s life?
There are more like three typical days. I like to make sure that there is at least one of each in a week.
The first includes an opportunity to speak to other business owners about what’s up in their lives. We share our achievements and our struggles and help one another celebrate and find solutions for the problems quickly/effectively.
The second includes training an unconventional hiring team to use THE system. They discover new things about themselves, their company, and how to make good choices for their new team members.
The last includes discovering new speakers, new domains of thinking, and new practices for being a better person and business owner.
“Don’t do the work you are doing for the money. Do it because you love it and it is valuable to your clients.”
What advice do you have for people new to the entrepreneurial world trying to make their business dream a reality?
Don’t do the work you are doing for the money. Do it because you love it and it is valuable to your clients. When I say valuable I mean it’s a significant help and it’s timely.
If you could start all over again, would you do anything differently?
In retrospect, the second year of The Hire Effect I pushed myself so hard that I was near nervous breakdown. I recognize now that my ability to balance my own expectations for myself with what was realistic was super crappy. If I had it to do over, I’d make damn sure I had a good structure in place that allowed me to rest and unplug more often that year.
Learn more about Miche Rayment at The Hire Effect Website.