Small Biz Tip: Pre-Screening Employees: Background Checks

Tips from June 27, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about background checks for new employees. One of the most important reasons to conduct a background check on a potential future employee is to eliminate those who lied on their resume.  With the economy struggling and people desperate to find jobs, it is important to hire those who are truthful and have the proper credentials. Before diving into potential employees’ personal records and history, be sure to look into what constitutes as a legal background check and which does not.  Being safe and preparing yourself is essential to avoid court and legal problems. Conducting a background check ensures that your employees will retain a sense of safety at the workplace.  Employees will be less stressed about the possibility of incidents at the workplace. It is very important for small businesses to conduct background checks to save money by hiring th... [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: New Employee Orientation

Tips from June 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about ways to orient new employees on their first day of the job. Utilize your time with the new employees by putting yourself in their shoes. Think about what questions you would have for a new employer, and be ready with the answers Establish the company culture with the new employees.  Educate them on your company’s policies, rules, company background, goals, and environment. Introduce your new employees to co-workers and give them a tour of your office.  This will allow them to have a chance to establish familiarity with their new surroundings. Give the new employees time to let everything sink in on the first day.  Bombarding them with too much information will leave your new employees overwhelmed and anxious. Daily Overview: Orientation is vital to ensure all new employees have the information and resources they need t... [Read Full Article]