How to Hire a Winner


How Do I Find and Hire The Right Person?


A critical function to every small business is hiring the right people.

This subject is on every small business owners mind, or should i just say business owners mind too. Hiring the right person who is a good worker and someone who will stay with you is no small fete. Employee turnover rate is higher than ever, and trying to find someone who wants to work is even harder.

We need to think less about the psychology of it and just focus on the need to be able to find people so we can interview them.

Diverse candidates awaiting an interview


Try Hiring In Network


Ask your staff and friends for referrals, people they may know or friends they may have looking for work. Making sure anyone you are interviewing, that you have some sort of connection to them will help. This has a dual purpose. It will help with employee loyalty. Employees are more likely to stay with a company they have connections with. Also, if you know the person or the person’s family, it is easier to start building your foundation of trust. (You also have a way to manage them even while not on the clock if you know the person’s parents).


Your Interviewing Process


You may only have a couple people in your company. Therefore, your interviewing skills may not be as good as you would like them to be. That will affect your ability to ask the right questions during the interview process. Asking questions that are going to have a direct impact on their work ability, maybe a ride to work, or something to that nature is very important. Take into account their answers so you can find where best their skills can be used in your company. Also be aware of what questions you can and cannot ask based on federal and state laws.


Ask Questions


To increase your interviewing skills practice while you are talking to people, practice in your everyday conversations. Ask questions that will help you determine what qualities you need for certain positions. Ask questions that will help tailor the needs of your company with the right interviewee. Practicing this allows you to start identifying key traits to helps you when interviewing potential employees. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to identify the best place for them in your company is the keys to success in the hiring process.

Hiring a winner makes you more money and in turn you really become the one that wins.



Jeremy Reets

Jeremy Reets started in water restoration in 1990. He is known as the innovator of the TES/ETES drying systems and a discipline of drying called Directed Heat Drying™. He developed the Evaporation Potential formula for use by restorers. He opened Reets Drying Academy and flood house in 2005 to provide water damage restoration education. In 2011, Jeremy developed Reets.TV, a series of online water restoration training packages


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