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How to hire the right people

Five tips on hiring the best employees for your small business


1. Hire slowly

Your business will depend on these people, so it’s crucial that you select the most suitable applicants. Before you ask someone to fill out an application form, make sure she is aware of what working for your company entails and how long the hiring process may take. Begin by gathering as much information as possible about each potential employee before you interview them.

2. Create a Scorecard

You’ll need a written scorecard that shows them exactly what it takes to get an A+ at this job. Without a scorecard you’ll be hiring for a position vs hiring for a result to be accomplished — this is a BIG mistake.

3. Ask about experience

If the applicant has direct experience in the field you need, that’s great; if not, ask how they would handle a similar situation. Be