If you are fortunate enough to have your own business and it grows enough that you need to start hiring employees then let me congratulate you. Also, allow me to give you some tips on how to make the best choices for potential employees.
An employee needs to have some basic qualifications to do a job. Depending on how technical the task may be it can range from basic literacy to a high-level degree with technical expertise.
So check out the person qualifications first to make sure he can do the job required of him.
Attitude is More Important
No matter what the qualifications for an employee are in my opinion his attitude towards the work is more important. Skills can be taught; attitude is trying to change. So if the person is showing a poor attitude, perhaps you might want to give him a pass.
On the other hand, an employee who is ambitious and wants to succeed even if he may not have all the qualifications consider hiring him anyway because he can learn the skills.
Background Checks: Unfair or Necessary?
This is a difficult question, on the one hand, a person's previous behavior is an indicator of what may be his current behavior. For example, someone who stole from his previous employer there is a good chance he will do so again. On the other hand, someone who has made mistakes in the past is probably going to try to redeem himself.
This is up to your discretion do you let someone with skeletons in his past use your business as a platform to show that he has turned over a new leaf? Or do you require a pristine record from potential employees?
Prior Experience is a Big Plus
Prior experience in the same job is a big plus but not a requirement. Someone who has been a sales associate will be a great addition to the company since she already knows how to do the job.
At the same time, it can be quite complex since someone with prior work experience might be a drawback since the way of doing things in the previous job might not be compatible with the way you want to do your own business.
Hiring new employees can be a complex matter. Certainly, it adds to the difficulty of running a business. Given the level of investment, perhaps it might be prudent to get insurance for the business venture.
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