3 Things to Do Before Hiring a New Employee

In August 3, 2017

Whether your company has nine employees or ninety-nine employees, making a new hire is always an exciting time because it is a sign of growth, success, and hope for the future. All the same, it is important to avoid getting carried away in all this excitement, as making an impulsive hiring decision can easily come back to haunt you.

No need to worry, though — hiring doesn’t need to be a guessing game. As long as you take the following three preliminary steps to hiring, making a smart decision should be relatively easy and straightforward.

  • Recruiting. The wider the pool of job applicants, the more talent you will have to choose from. Effective job recruiting puts you in the best position to find the ideal candidate, which is why you should invest a reasonable amount of time and money into the recruiting process before ever conducting a single interview.


  • Screening. Studies shown that a worrying number of job candidates are willing to exaggerate or even lie about their qualifications in order to get hired. And this does not even begin to take into account the number of applicants who might be tempted to lie about their criminal records, their drug histories, and other important details. These are all good reasons why every company should perform a standard screening process before moving forward with the interview process.


  • Interviews. The vast majority of hiring managers conduct some type of interview before making a decision — and we probably don’t need to preach to you about how important interviews are for gauging candidates’ interpersonal skills, on-the-spot knowledge, and professionalism. What we will offer, however, is a bit of further reading for anyone interested in improving their interviewing and hiring skills. Here are a few previous Precise Payroll articles that we recommend.




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