Avoid hiring unproductive employees once and for all
April 9, 2012
Listen up employers, CEO’s and business owners, here are three sure-fire ways to improve your business productivity and profits:
Verify work and education history
It is critically important for any company to determine whether the information a job applicant provides is genuine, by instituting a verification process. Whether it’s their work history or their education history, 53% of job applications contain inaccurate information, so you can’t always take an applicant’s word as truth. Be sure to verify previous employment claims (such as positions, timeline and successes) as well as education claims (including school and grades). Also check references, for both education and work – this will give you a better overall picture of the potential employee.
Run background checks
It’s a vague term, but what we are referring to here really are criminal record checks and drug testing. According to statistics on drug abuse by American workers, workplace drug and alcohol use costs U.S. businesses an estimated $100 billion each year. In addition, 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft. So don’t take these checks lightly – doing it right could save your business down the line.
Most importantly, really listen. To the candidates, to their references, to their record and to your team. It’s easy to want to make a quick hire, but it’s incredibly important you minimize hiring mistakes. Making a wrong decision now will cost you down the line through employee turnover, lack of efficiency and poor productivity. All-in-all, it’s not that tricky. These three simple actions will go a long way to increasing the success of your company. For more information, get in touch with us today and we will do our best to send you in the right direction. ]]>
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