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Entrepreneurship 101: How to Hire Right the First Time

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101: HOW TO HIRE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
 July 19, 2022 |  Business Tips, Franchise |  inspection industry, hiring, business growth, entrepreneur

To see continued growth and development in your business, you may consider growing your team. To ensure that you’re hiring the best individuals for your needs, here are three crucial questions to ask during the interview process.

What to Ask: What do you know about the company?

What Their Answer Reveals: This question is one of the most telling regarding whether the applicant has done their research on NPI. If the applicant knows nothing about the company, or provides incorrect information regarding NPI, it’s a no go!

What to Ask: What about inspection interests you?

What Their Answer Reveals: Answering this question correctly is very important in this industry, as it’s essential to look for people pursuing this position for career purposes rather than just a regular job. Those who are not able to provide a clear answer to this question should set off alarms for you.

What to Ask: When would you be able to start?

What Their Answer Reveals: If the applicant implies that they can start right away with little to no regard for their current employer, it’s another red flag. At minimum, a two weeks’ notice should be provided. After all, how you get them is how you lose them.

Additional Hiring Practices to Keep in Mind

  • Pay attention to how the candidate is dressed. Are they dressed appropriately for the interview? 
  • What time did the candidate arrive for the interview? Were they late, on time, or early? This may be an indicator of their average daily performance. 
  • Make sure that applicants are career driven not job driven! If the candidate views the position at your franchise as just another job, they are not in it for the long haul.

Now that you have assembled a team to help you run your business, you will of course be tasked with the job of leading your employees. To be a good leader it is necessary to be both effective and efficient to produce the best product from them and of yourself.  

As their boss and leader, it is imperative that your team see you help in any way that you can because at the end of the day it’s your business and if you don’t care about the little details that make things great, then you certainly can’t expect them to either! The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. Within any business there are a plethora of daily tasks that in short aren’t glamorous, but need to be done. If you somehow feel that it’s not your responsibility, it’s time to humble yourself. What really makes a great leader is humility, the ability to be a lifelong student, and of course the right mindset.  

Check back in next week for Entrepreneurship 101 Part III: How to Set Your Employees Up for Success. We’ll go over how you can retain your best hires and create a dynamic team with a growth mindset!  



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