Small Biz Tip: Human Resources: Hiring Practices

Tips from November 16, 2009

The Small Business tips today discuss proper hiring practices.

  1. Take time to hire, if you need to hire immediately. Plan for at least 2-4 weeks for the hiring process. Taking your time ensures you have hired the right candidate for the position and didn't hire without much thought.
  2. Know what YOUR business needs. Someone with an impeccable resume and work history who does not fit the criteria you have for yourself for the position won't work for what you need for your business. Think and choose carefully.
  3. Take into account your company's culture. Make sure they will be a fit for your workplace skill-wise, as well as with the employees. Camaraderie is important, especially if they are going to be part of your business team. 
  4. Take at least a two step process to eliminate candidates. Do phone interviews with 5 candidates, and narrow it down to 2 or 3 for the final face-to-face interview. 

Daily Overview: Hiring is important for any business. Do what is best for your business, not just what looks good on paper.