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Essential Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Hiring.

December 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comHiring for your business is a big deal. You need to make sure you’re bringing people on board who will help your business to grow and reflect the culture/standards you want to have. Below, we’ll talk about the essential questions to ask yourself before you start hiring.

What Do I Want A Hire To Bring To The Table?

You need to have a good idea of what you want this hire to bring to the table. What sort of skills, experience, and personality should they have? Should they be able to do things that you can’t do? You probably want them to bring something completely unique to the table to help your business grow.

The person you hire shouldn’t be exactly the same as you.

What Sort of Company Culture Am I Going For?

Knowing what sort of company culture you want to create before hiring will help you. Do you want a more relaxed culture? Look at other companies and see how their culture impacts their business so you can hire effectively.

Am I Overlooking Red Flags Because They Fit The Culture?

It’s important to find people who fit the culture, but putting too much focus here isn’t necessary, as you may find a worker that grows into the culture eventually. You shouldn’t overlook red flags just because they fit the culture.

Do We Have Everything In Place To Take Somebody On?

You need to make sure you have everything in place to take somebody on before you do. For instance, do you have a clear health and safety policy in place? Do you have the right insurance? Do you have the right equipment? Things like this will make a huge difference. You should be looking at sites like www.uniformsandscrubs.com before you hire so you know what you need before an employee starts. Getting them set up and onboarded properly should be a major concern of yours.

Do You Have Chemistry/A Connection?

Chemistry builds productivity, so it can be a good idea to choose people who you think might make great friends outside of the office. We spend most of our time with the people we work with, so this is important. If your team actually get along, it allows for seamless collaboration and creativity. However, employees that don’t get along might get bored and produce less work as a result.

Above are the questions you should make sure you ask yourself before you hire. Below, we have some things you can potentially overlook during the interview stages and some things you shouldn’t:

Mistakes that can be overlooked as a slip up:

  • overdressing for the interview
  • forgetting names
  • forgetting to put phone on silent
  • trying to impress too hard

Mistakes that shouldn’t be overlooked:

  • negative remarks about former coworkers and supervisors
  • bringing up salary straight away
  • not being prepared for the interview
  • not researching the basics of your company

Hopefully, you now have some valuable advice that will help you to hire. Leave any of your own advice and thoughts below!

Staff Writer; Urban Jacobs

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