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How To Avoid Sacking Your Staff.

September 13, 2019 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) Getting the right employee into your business is vital. You don’t want to invest time, money, and effort into recruitment only to have to go and dismiss that person very soon afterward. There are several things that can go wrong when it comes to employing, and having an awareness of all of these areas will help you to use due- diligence when it comes to taking on your next hire. 

Hiring Honest Staff

Dishonesty in resumes is a big problem. If someone has over-sold themselves on their application, they may not be up to the job you are hiring them for. The idea of ‘faking it until you make it’ is quite common these days, but it is very problematic from an employers perspective. 

There are some applicants that will outright lie in their resumes in the hope that they won’t get caught out. With many companies overlooking the reference stage, so many people get away with their dishonesty.

With that in mind, you will need to go through the applications, and resumes of your potential hire with a fine-tooth comb. Look out for things that don’t ring true, when it comes to interviewing, as much as you can about these previous roles. Try and find out dates and tasks. Work out who they worked under, and what they were responsible for. 

Ask for references from all of their roles. It might seem like a lot of work to follow these up, but it is important that you do. You could use the services of a reference checking company to help manage the workload. 

Drugs Testing

Nobody likes to think that their staff may not be fit for work. But if you have team members who take recreational drugs either during work hours or even outside of them, it can cost you in productivity and safety. 

Getting an employee drug test check regularly will make sure that your employees know that this is unacceptable. The fact that you do testing will put many off taking any drugs so that they avoid losing their jobs


Investing in training is an important aspect when it comes to making sure that you are retaining your staff. Neglect during their induction period will mean that you won’t miss anything important out. If you have given your new team member every piece of information that you can for them to achieve success in their role, then if there is anything lacking in their performance, it will be on them, not you. 

You should have regular appraisals with your team that will highlight any areas of training and support that are needed. Giving your team as much support when it comes to training will make sure that they have the tools to be able to do the job. 

Keeping a log of any training that your team has had is important in case you need to follow up on areas where they are not performing. If you have evidence that you have given them the training that they require, if they don’t meet this, then you have grounds for disciplinary action. 

Staff Writer; William Jacobs

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