Business acronym: Staff

Business acronym: Staff  - http://bloggertone.com Avatar Posted by bloggertone under Management
From http://bloggertone.com 4239 days ago
Made Hot by: dreamwithdeadline on February 18, 2011 3:04 pm
As your business grows there will come a time when you won't be able to do everything that needs to be done. At that stage it is time to think about hiring the people you need to move on to the next stage.





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Written by businessavante
4239 days ago

Hi Mairead,

Funny how some people in their probationary period are so reliable & punctual - they can keep it up for 90 days, then they're "hired", and all the sudden they call off every Friday (so they can party). One HR dept. I knew of said they tell new people 120 days, but it's not really 120 days - if they start goofing up, they're gone (rightly, in my mind).

businessavante (Duncan)



Written by EncouragingExcellence
4239 days ago

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the comment. I know a few people like that, in fact one employer got around that by issuing a second temporary contract with the view that people are on their best behaviour until they get comfortable, so extend the temporary period to a year, they'll be very comfortable way before the year is up, it worked too.



Written by nialldevitt
4239 days ago

Hi Mairead, Hiring staff is one place where a lot of businesses get it wrong a lot in my opinion, I think a huge part must come down to hiring processes and techniques which at best poor and at worst awful. For instance, the most important person in an interview is the interviewer rather than the interviewee? Usually this hiring mistake is further compounded because the business (usually business owner) then fails to accept and rectify the original hiring failure and persevere with a person who is unable to perform the role. If what I've seen is anything to go by, hiring staff is the first place most businesses will make their first critical mistake :(



Written by EncouragingExcellence
4239 days ago

Absolutely Niall. I've had to interview people both as an employee (because the business owner didn't want to do it themselves) and when I became self-employed. It can sometimes be easy to see when people are not going to be a good fit, it can sometimes be harder to "get over yourself" and stop your issues blocking you from hiring a very suitable candidate.

That is why I think trial periods are great. I'm not a fan of first impressions despite lots of people spouting them to be important, I usually find second and third impressions tend to either totally negate or back up the first one, which to me is a lot more important.



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