have to hire the right person, not just a body to fill the seat.You will have to deal with all that
comes with the “wrong person.”It
is better not to hire at all, than hire a problem.Remember, “You
can train a nice person to become skilled, but you can’t train a skilled
person to become nice.”
Make sure you truly need to hire a new
employee.Don’t just hire for
hiring’s sake.You don’t want to
lose the opening, however, you also do not want to be overstaffed.Make the right decision.
Create a relevant job description and
always keep it up to date.Focus
on the most important job skills first, and then add the desired
For a successful interview, have a good
list of questions to ask and points you want to discuss based off of their
resume.Look for aptitude and
attitude, as they are the most important qualities.Provide a professional, yet friendly
atmosphere to put the applicant at ease. Make sure you know what questions you cannot ask
during the interview process.
their references and employment history before making a decision
the rate of pay as competitive as possible.
right tone by making the on-boarding process a positive one.
look at ways to retain your employees.Motivating, recognizing and rewarding are very good ways to keep
your best employees, but there are also incentives like tuition
reimbursement, longer vacation time, and bonus plans to keep them around
for the long run.
LESSON 4 - HOW TO HIRE & RETAIN THE RIGHT PEOPLE
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