Hiring great employees is the goal of every supervisor. We all know it makes everyone’s jobs easier and BETTER when the team is put together properly. It also costs significantly less in regards to time, money, and productivity to hire the RIGHT person the FIRST time, rather than cycling through multiple people in the same position.
In order to set your business up to hire someone great the FIRST time, consider asking the following questions as you go through the hiring process.
Is this Employee Capable of Completing the Work?
It isn’t a blessing to put someone in a position where they cannot physically do the work in front of them and, from an insurance perspective, it can be disastrous. Imagine if a mason hired someone to lay brick that had chronic back problems. It would not only aggravate the health problems of this individual but it would also compromise the speed and success of the work, while potentially negatively impacting the group health policy and leading to Workers Compensation claims.
Is this Employee Willing to do the Work?
To be clear is to be kind. When you are going through the hiring process, make sure that all of the job expectations are clearly outlined…the good, the bad, and the ugly. Does the applicant appear to be willing to do all of the work? Does this applicant seem to have a long-term interest in this job? Do the wages seem to be attractive to the employee? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you may be setting yourself up to need to hire again in the near future.
If you find that an employee you have already hired is either not capable or not willing to do the work, you will face the option to either transfer or terminate. Proceed with caution here though. Handling a termination improperly could be risky for your business. Producing written documentation of the steps taken to resolve the issues is a good first step to prove you’ve done your due diligence prior to termination.
You can save yourself the trouble by simply taking the time to hire the RIGHT employees. It may seem laborious but it will ultimately save time and money, while helping your company to increase in productivity.