Hiring Staff

Step 5: Use your savvy when checking references

This is part 5 in our series, to start from the beginning click here.

Any applicant with a modicum of intelligence will select those people as referees who are likely to feel well-disposed towards them and to give them a good review. However, a savvy employer needs to be aware that most referees will provide a perfunctory and generally positive or benign reference for the candidate because they :

Step 3: Handling the Applications

If you haven't yet read Step 1, click here to start at the beginning of this series.

You are likely to be quite taken-aback by the level of interest there is the position that you are offering.  Before you feel too flattered, consider:

Step 2: Hiring tips for entrepreneurs and start-ups

Before tackling this step, ensure that you have completed the background work outlined in step 1 (read it here)

Helping small businesses to handle Human Resource functions effectively without an HR Department

With twenty-five years in Career Development Consulting and a Masters degree in HR Development, I am taking delight in helping SMMEs in South Africa to handle the recruitment and development of staff at a price that is affordable to young entrepreneurs.  One area where you cannot afford to make a costly mistake, is in the field of recruitment of staff.

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