6. Reference and background checks need to be conducted once a selection has been made after interviewing candidates. You will want to check some of the following depending upon type of positions – credit check if appropriate, colleges degree verification, certification verification, criminal and civil court check if appropriate, driving check if they are driving employer’s vehicles. Calling references should be both supervisors and subordinates.
7. Once you hire a new employee, conduct an onboarding process to ensure the new employee has all the resources they need and can see how their position fits into the organization —— therefore, how they fit into the organization! – see Tips on Orientation & Onboarding
8. Onboarding is not a one-day program of filling out forms and setting an employee up at a workstation. It means following through with them for the first week, first month, first 3 & 6 months — all the way to their first year! –see Tips on Orientation & Onboarding
9. Onboarding includes taking the person to lunch for the first day of work and introducing him or her to someone who can be a mentor – see Tips on Mentoring
10. Mentoring is a great way to develop leaders in your organization – see Tips on Mentoring