Tips from the Top®: Small Business Tips From Business Owners For Business Owners
What is Leadership?
A TAB Facilitator and Coach discusses the essential difference between leadership and management…Read more
A Better Performance Evaluation Process
A TAB Member suggests a performance evaluation process that actually leads to improvement…Read more
Going Beyond Reference Checks
When hiring new employees, we not only check references and do background checks, we also pull motor vehicle driving records. Even if an employee is not primarily a driver, they still may need to run errands or do deliveries on company time. A poor driving record may also provide insight into a prospective employee›s reliability. We obtain written permission to conduct both background and motor vehicle checks and we make it clear that drug testing is a condition of employment.
Ask Not What the Company Can Do
If you are interviewing a prospective employee and the interview revolves more around what the company can do for the prospect than what he/she can do for the company, perhaps you should bring the interview to a close and move on to the next prospect on your list.
Three Categories of Prospective Hires
When assessing new hires we categorize them in three ways: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. Our goal is to make sure that we only hire those who are going to make things happen.