Three Hiring Mistakes Your Small Business Should Avoid

Three Hiring Mistakes Your Small Business Should Avoid
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    Finding the right people to join your team is an essential part of helping your business grow.

    Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy for small businesses to operate a thorough and efficient hiring process.


Whether you’re new to hiring employees, struggling to find the time, or simply don’t the resources to establish a dedicated recruitment team, there are challenges around every corner. You and your business are not alone.

Learn from the experiences of others to create a hiring process that preserves your company values while taking you to new heights. Along the way, watch out for these hiring mistakes your small business should avoid.

Improvising the Process

With all the pressures of running a business, it’s easy to put your hiring process to the side and forget about it. However, doing this means  you’ll have no written standards or policies to follow when it comes time to recruit new employees. When it comes to hiring, winging it is never a good idea.

If you’re not careful, you can make poor decisions leading to irresponsible employees, or even negligent hiring lawsuits. You might also run into discrimination violations or other charges because you didn’t take the time to treat each candidate fairly and equally.

Written standards help your team create and follow a hiring policy that treats every new candidate and employee equally, protecting both your team and your business.

Having a Subpar Job Description

A clear and direct job description should be at the top of your hiring checklist. Sit down with your team and craft a job posting that outlines exactly what the job entails and what kind of person you want in the role. An effective job description will do more than just list your desired qualifications.

It will also communicate the duties of the role, the department you’re hiring for, and the kind of values and attitude that will work within your company culture. This proves beneficial not just to you, but also to the potential hires who view your posting

A detailed and accurate job description makes your company more appealing and offers more information about the position, making you stand out in the eyes of your next great employee.

Rushing the Background Check

While you shouldn’t rush any part of the hiring process, speeding through the background check process is one of the most dangerous hiring mistakes your small business should avoid. You can’t always guarantee that a candidate will be as good in person as they are on paper.

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What you can do is learn as much about them as possible before making your final hiring decision. When used effectively, background checks help you make safe, informed decisions about the people you bring onto your team.Make thorough background checks a regular part of your hiring process.

Learn about the most common background check mistakes so  you can avoid making poor decisions or running into compliance issues. Take the time to conduct your employee screenings properly so you can make the best decision possible for your team.

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