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Small Biz Tip: Human Resources: Hiring Quality People

Tips from November 18, 2009

The Small Business tips today discuss how to ensure you hire quality people.

  1. Take a good look at your employees, and at yourself. Look at the skills, quality of work, and value that each person brings to your business. Look for someone to compliment your skills.
  2. During the interview, note the habits of your candidates. Were they on time? Prepared? Well groomed? Respectable? Actions speak louder than words.
  3. Keep your interviews structured. Ask the same questions in each, and follow the same procedures. Go off on some tangents, but keep the interview objective.
  4. Ask for references. Even if you don't actually contact these people, it is a way to get a sense of the applicant's relationships with others.

Daily Overview: Look at your candidate's resume, as well as their character. A quality candidate is excellent in both categories.

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