As the number of business managers on the job market has increased, so too has the need for people who can help them understand the intricacies of the business they run.
And with many companies seeking more staff in the area of human resources, hiring managers are looking for business managers who have the knowledge and experience to do their jobs well.
“You have to have the right people to do your job,” said Michael P. Smith, chief executive officer of the human resources consulting firm Pinnacle Group, which has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
“That means having someone with the right knowledge, with the experience, with an ability to relate to the senior management of a company.”
For most people, it’s important to hire someone who can be a team player, said Jason D. McBride, president and chief executive of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. But for those who are looking to hire, the job of the new business manager isn’t about finding a candidate who is the perfect fit.
It’s about finding someone who understands the business and the needs of the company.
“It’s about understanding who the person is and why they’re doing what they’re do,” McBride said.
“And it’s about creating a relationship with them and understanding why they do what they do.”
It’s not just about hiring a candidate that is the right fit.
Business managers also have to be able to explain their job responsibilities, said David S. Green, founder of Green & Associates.
They also have a responsibility to ensure the company is running efficiently.
“There is an element of management that has to be there for people,” Green said.
Business managers also need to be willing to take on leadership roles and make decisions that help the company succeed, Green added.
And there is a need for a manager who can effectively communicate with employees about the work they’re involved with, especially if they’re working with a new team.
McBride said the job requires the ability to connect with employees and communicate with them on a daily basis, whether it’s through phone calls or text messages.
And he said a good business manager needs to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of their team members, as well as their clients.
McBride said he has seen business managers struggling to connect on a regular basis with new hires, and he wants to help them.
“If you’re not really communicating with your employees, that’s a problem,” he said.
Mcbride said it can be challenging to find a business management consultant who understands how to be a good leader, and has the experience to be successful in the field.
“There’s an element to that that’s not being communicated well,” he added.
And for those hiring managers who want to hire an experienced business manager, it can take up to six months to find the right candidate.
“It takes time to get the right person, but it’s worth it,” McBride noted.
To find the perfect business manager and get the job done, McBride suggested looking at the candidate’s past work, whether as a senior manager or a consultant, or in a different role that is not the same as their current role.
For example, he suggested hiring a senior leader who is a financial analyst and has an ability as a team member to get things done quickly.
“I would hire a financial analysis person, because that’s the kind of person who understands what’s going on,” he noted.
McBreevy said it’s essential that a business managers job is a one-on-one relationship with his or her team, but that it’s also important to understand how to develop a relationship that’s meaningful and lasting.
“The relationship has to have meaning, and that’s important,” he explained.
McBrien said it is important to look for someone who has a strong passion for their company and is willing to lead the team.
“A good business is about teamwork,” he advised.
“When you have a good team, you can be very successful.”
Green & Associates offers consulting services to companies of all sizes.
It provides training and support to help businesses become more effective and efficient.
The firm also provides technical support for companies in all industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and energy, and provides business planning and accounting services.
McBRide said the business management job is challenging, but the skills necessary to handle it are as important as the experience.
“You can’t be a manager if you’re sitting around thinking about what to do next,” he warned.
McGreevy also pointed to the importance of being sensitive to a business’s needs and values.
“Being sensitive to their goals, what they want and what they expect is going to help you,” he pointed out.
McBroin noted that some people are looking at business management as a job for the young and the ambitious.
But he said the more senior and