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High-stakes Hiring

By: Victoria L. Rayner
Posted: June 24, 2008, from the February 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Conduct orientation and training. When integrating your new employee into your facility, issue a copy of your policy manual and any hands-on procedures to review prior to the start date in order to prevent any misunderstandings. Insist on testing the employee’s skills progress. An examination promotes confidence in the new hire and will serve as a record that the person was trained appropriately for the position. Should the need ever arise to defend your training methods, a copy of the test can be produced on your behalf. Also, when training, avoid testing the new hire with any “trial-by-fire” tasks that create undue stress.

Hiring success

Following these rules can increase the success of the hiring process and minimize your chances of hiring an applicant who is not right for the job. It also may eliminate any misunderstandings or assumptions between yourself and a new employee.