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Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When Hiring

Nov 28, 2023

Finding the right people for your small business is super important. But, the hiring process can be a bit tricky, and sometimes even owners with the best intentions make mistakes that can cause big problems.

In this blog post, we'll give you the lowdown on some common mistakes to avoid when hiring new employees. Our goal is to help you build a team that's a valuable asset, not a source of headaches.

1. Rushing the Hiring Process

You might feel pressured to fill positions quickly, especially when faced with increased workloads. However, rushing the hiring process can lead to hasty decisions and a higher likelihood of hiring candidates who may not be the best fit for the role or the company culture. It is important to take the time to thoroughly vet candidates and ensure that they align with your business's long-term goals. Hire slow, fire fast. Try to do it right the first time; it's far less expensive to retain (vetted and qualified) employees than to recruit and train new ones.


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Hiring 101: Questions to Ask (and NOT Ask) for Finding the Perfect Fit

Jun 13, 2023

Finding the right employees can be like a game of Where’s Waldo. Sometimes you’ll spot them right away, but more often than not, you’ll spend a maddening amount of time trying to see past a chaotic mass of nonsense and distractions.


While there’s no shortcut to building a team of A-players that embodies your company’s vision and values, there are certain strategies you can use to cut through the clutter. Today, we will look at five questions you should always ask, five questions you should never ask, and five questions to consider asking to help you locate the ideal candidates for your business. 


Five Questions You Should Always Ask


  1.  "Tell me about your experience relevant to this role." This classic question allows candidates to showcase their skills and expertise directly related to the position. Look for alignment between their experience and your business needs, like finding the missing puzzle piece that completes the...
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