HR mistakes cost more than small businesses can afford
This 8-part blog series highlights a few of the many laws that apply to all businesses or to those with 11+, 15+, 20+, or 50+ employees. We also provide best practice tips to help small businesses avoid costly mistakes. Many of our examples also apply to non-profit agencies and the public sector.
TIP 6: Proper Recruitment/Hiring Practices – Hiring Done Right, The First Time
It is important to set up proper hiring and recruitment practices, both to avoid the cost of rehiring and retraining, but also to avoid the cost related to a bad hire. (Those that could result in termination lawsuits, or dealing with an employee who harasses other employees or even conducts workplace violence.)
I have written several resources on this subject, including a chapter in a book titled “Recruiting the Right Talent for your Organizations.” See also: my blog post on Tips on Recruitment and a video on the subject. Click on the appropriate sections to access the content or contact us directly for assistance in setting up proper hiring processes.
To avoid those bad hires, it is important to do reference checks and background checks on all your selected candidates. For example, do a driver license check on all employees using your agency vehicles and/or confirm CDL licensure (if required) which would mean the candidate has been subjected to random drug and alcohol testing.
Another important phase of the hiring process is executing a proper orientation or onboarding process to ensure employees feel welcome and will stay with you (so you are not constantly rehiring). See details – Tips on Orientation & Onboarding and Stay Interviews.
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