Hiring your first employee
Published on August 10, 2016
published on August 10, 2016

ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: HR, Business and recruitment

 

It comes a time in the life of small business owners when their company is growing and they cannot continue to provide the same service to their customers just by themselves and they need to hire their first employee.

Everyone assumes that is only the interviewee that is nervous but it can be quite stressful for interviewers too especially if this is the first time hiring and asking questions.

Basic preparation will ease the nerves and help to appear calm, confident and, most importantly, not losing good candidates or, even worse, hiring the wrong ones.

Have a basic interview structure with the key objective and clear timings as a guide. To start with:

  • read the CV beforehand and remember the name;
  • have a clear picture of the type of person you need (skills, quality, knowledge, experience and qualifications if relevant) and what does the role involves on a daily basis, which activities are essential which are desirable. Don’t ask for things that you don’t actually need.
  • prepare the room and remember to ask the candidates before they attend the interview if they need any form of adjustment;
  • ask candidates to bring interview evidence of their right to work in the UK to fulfil your legal obligations;
  • on the day make sure you have the time set aside and that you are not going to be interrupted.
  • an interview is a two-way process so be prepared to answer questions about your company and your plans together with the more practical stuff ( what time do you need him/her to start working in the morning/afternoon? can they work from home from time to time? etc. etc.)

 

Remember you can always ask people if they are willing to undertake a paid trial period so that you can both assess if the right fit.

 

Bonne chance

 

 

Laura Mariani

Laura Mariani

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Change & Transformation Expert

 

Hi there, I hope you enjoyed this post. Please do provide me with feedback.

I want to hear ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’. If you disagree with me or want to provide a different perspective, leave a comment. Tell me what’s on your mind.

Do remember though to be respectful and kind – we can agree to disagree, no need to be nasty. Thank you.

 

Laura xxx

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in my posts are ‘affiliate links‘. This means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, for example as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no extra cost to you. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and absolutely would recommend to my readers.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!