By Winmark Business Solutions
Hiring someone is hard work — especially the first time. You’ll make mistakes. After you’ve made the hire and the employee has been oriented, it might be time to sit down and make some notes about what went right with your strategy and what went wrong.
Some considerations in evaluating your success are:
Ensure that your selection procedures are in compliance with the law. Your hiring must be based on the actual requirements of the job. The ability of an applicant to perform a job is the major factor in supporting a hiring decision. Are you hiring without reference to a person’s race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or age? Can you prove it? Be sure to keep records showing why applicants were rejected for employment. Reasons should be objective, spell out the factual basis for not hiring and be clearly written in order to avoid possible misinterpretation.
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