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Who to Hire and When to Fire
Date: December 1, 2008




What happens, when your business starts to grow and you need to bring more people in to help you with the growth?

I worked training the Un-employed in Australia for 7 years.  At that time there was a very high unemployment rate and many, people queued up for the same positions.

You would think that the employer would be able to pick the cream of the crop.  Not so, very few business owners, knew how and who to hire.  And worse yet, they had employees on staff that should have been replaced long ago. 

Here is a basic template to follow, Whether you employ one person, or fifty, choosing the right employees can be a challenge. How do you know which of the job applicants will be worth their weight in gold, and which will give you a run for your money? Well, the "secret" to hiring the right employee is to give equal weight to five different factors:


Sometimes, the best applicant is not the one with 20 years of experience. Sometimes, the best applicant is not the one with the Master's degree. Focus your interview questions around all five traits, and the "right" employee will emerge.

What if it's a toss up? Look closely at the experience, because past experience is the best indicator of future success.  And not just specific experience, finding someone that has a diversity of experience is an added bonus. 

I have added another factor to consider to the above list and that is something called:


I call this the "Tie Breaker".

Today's business solutions require different perspectives to obtain the optimum course of action.  This is not often doing the same thing over and over again.  Finding, new and better ways of doing things is of prime importance.

If you're struggling with current employees, here are four guidelines to determine it's time to let someone go:

You are doing (or re-doing) their work
They fail to reach their goals on a regular basis
The employee has not taken your admonishments to heart
They negatively impact other employees around them

Small business owners do not have the luxury of keeping poor or mediocre employees. You must keep only the best employees for your business. And, don't feel guilty for letting go of inefficient or unproductive persons. You're growing a business, not running a charity.

Plus, I've learned by experience that I'm not doing anyone any favors by keeping a bad employee around... not the employee, not my customers, not the rest of my staff, and not me!

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