2 Apr 2022

EP10: Reference Checking

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Episode 10: Reference checking

Your team are the most important part of your business. Culture, quality, productivity, reputation, growth, and a number of other aspects are all at the mercy of your team. That’s why hiring is so important, getting it wrong can have you stuck with a bad egg for a very long time. Getting it right can take stress away from you as the owner, raise the level of quality, and even attract more talented employees to your business.

In a time where good help can be hard to find, it is vital that your hiring process can show you the great employees from the duds. You do not want to be hiring the first good looking CV to come through in the applications because you are desperate, as Tony says, “it’s better to be unhappily single, than it is to be unhappily married”. Employment laws are making it very difficult to get rid of bad staff, for that reason it’s better to stay busy for an extra couple of weeks until you find a good employee, than it is to rush in and get stuck with a bad one.

To make sure your hiring process is getting you the best staff, make sure it is fine tuned with the right questions to get the right information. Tony and Phil give their tips on how to carry out the right checks when hiring a person so you can make a decision with confidence. Make sure you write down Phil’s piece of gold from this episode. This one really is killer! Everything falls into to place when you have a good team.

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM IMPLEMENTING TODAYS PODCAST:

  • Identify duds before you get stuck with them
  • An ability to get the right information about a potential crew member
  • A hiring process that gives you power and confidence

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