Small Biz Tip: Employees: Hiring

Tips originally broadcast on December 2, 2008

The Small Business tips today will be about hiring employees.

  1. Call previous employers. Ask for information about the applicant even tho most only share dates of employment.
  2. Ask for personal and business references. CALL THEM. Drug screening, background check.
  3. Search social networks and see what they do in "spare time". Are they are someone you want representing your company?
  4. Know the job before you interview. Interview only on the essential skills. Watch for the value versus the cost an employee can bring.

Daily Overview: Don't find out all of your employees faults later. Screening applicants can save you lots of time and aggravation.

Point number three can be touchy and I've debated it with many. The important thing for everyone to remember is that anything you do can be easily recorded and broadcast to the world. Consider your name and your face your brand and your reputation, even when interviewing.

Can you give some additional tips?