Abstract: Creating a successful business can depend almost entirely on the people who support that business day in and day out—its employees. This is why it is vital to know what to look for when hiring someone to fill an open position. By developing a set of hiring practices and expectations for the initiation of a new employee, not only will you be able to efficiently fill out your staff, but you will also be able to easily determine who is the best person for the job.
People and leadership issues are the No. 1 time-consuming focus of every business owner. And any person who owns or leads a business knows the facility is only as good as the people who are working within it. Business owners hiring out of desperation—as opposed to inspiration—will have serious challenges.
When you are trying to fill a position simply by putting in someone as quickly as possible, it seldom works out. It is better to hold off in the hiring process to find the right person. And even if you have made this mistake in the past, there is always the opportunity to turn the situation around.