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Tips for Hiring (and Keeping) Employees

By Lisa Fitzgerald

July 19, 2018

Hiring staff comes with the territory when running a business. After all, without staff, your company may not reach its full potential, because you can’t do it all. While it’s great to watch your team grow, hiring new employees can be a frustrating and grueling process. We’re here to tell you that it can be easier.

Background Checks
You’re growing and you need help NOW. So you hire the first person that walks in the door with a halfway decent looking resume, right? Wrong. Without doing some due diligence (which is not just an accounting term), you can end up in a world of hurt. Welcome to the world of negligent hiring, a fancy legal term that breaks down like this: if you don’t do your due diligence (which includes background checks), you are responsible for the destructive actions of your employees.

Background checks do more than just protect you legally. They can provide valuable information, and can help:

  • Verify information on a resume
  • Assure a candidate is qualified for the position
  • Obtain criminal information

Placement Services
Need to hire new employees but don’t have the time or resources to go through the hiring process? That’s where placement services come in. Placement services essentially act as an HR and recruiting department. This process involves meeting with management, searching for qualified candidates, screening candidates and recommending a candidate for hire. In other words, it takes some of the tasks off of your to do list.

Fraud Hotline
You have the employees, but you want to ensure things are running efficiently and there’s nothing going on behind your back. A fraud hotline can do just that. Fraud hotlines allow individuals to anonymously report wrongful behavior and allows employers to have insight into what’s going on in their organization, even when they’re not present.

These are just a few of the ways that you can hire the right people and continue to maintain the vitality of the organization you dreamed of running. HR is essential to your organization, but it can also be tiring, especially when it’s one of the many things included in your job description. So before you try and do it all yourself, consult with a business advisor. They may just be able to take some of the work off your plate.

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