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5 Things To Do When Hiring a New Employee

Post By: Alex Berger

If you are a small business, or even a big business, hiring a new employee can be a great thing, but also a big, scary change. How will you be able to trust this person? Will they do a good job? How can you welcome them into the company? You probably have so many questions, especially if this is your first time hiring a new employee. Fear not: I’m here to help. Although I can’t give you everything to do step by step, I want to help you figure out a few things that you should do before and during the hiring process. Here are 5 things to do when hiring a new employee:

*This post is sponsored by Cowan Investigations.

Conduct A Proper Interview

The first thing you will want to do, as a business owner or manager, is conduct a proper interview with any potential employees. When you do conduct the interview, make sure that you are asking all of the right questions. Find out about their past work experiences, schooling/education, and any other questions that would help you get a sense about why they are (or are not) a great fit for your company. One crucial thing that a lot of people do not consider is how they will fit in within your company. Now, you of course, should never exclude anyone based on who they are as a person, but you have to think about it from a sense of fitting in with the rest of your employees. If you run a business that prides themselves on teamwork, and this person that you are potentially hiring does better on individual work (instead of group work), it won’t be a good fit. Your team has to be able to work together seamlessly to get each project done quickly and effectively, so fitting in with the group is an important thing to check off your list while hiring someone.


Follow-Up With References

Once you think that you have a great fit for your company, you need to get their references (if you have not already) and triple check them. What do I mean by this? Look up each person to try and figure out how they know your interviewee, figure out if they are a credible reference, and then call them or shoot them an email to ask them a few questions about your future potential employee. Of course, just by conducting a proper interview and following-up with references, you do not always get a great fit. Things can go wrong and people can deceive (unfortunately), so my last recommendation when it comes to the hiring process is to get a background check done, or potentially even consider hiring a surveillance service nj.



Get A Background Check Done

You could just get any background check done, but if you really value your company and your other employees, you really need to make sure that this person is who they say they are. That’s why I recommend hiring a private investigator, such as Cowan Investigations, to do the background check for you. Cowan Investigations can help you with both your private and commercial interests. When it comes to your business, they say: “Many employers are taking advantage of a new and emerging trend that recommends the continuous monitoring of employees backgrounds, in addition to the still-standard pre-hire background check. Many forward-thinking businesses and organizations recognize that a current employee could become a risk after being hired without the leadership or management’s knowledge, thus necessitating periodic checks on employees. To address these concerns, many businesses now require regular screenings of their workforce to reveal any potential changes that may have occurred since their hiring that could pose a risk to the organization, and often retain the services of a background investigator for the process. An employer armed with updated background information is then afforded an opportunity to monitor his/her employees more closely.” 


There are many inexpensive background check options online, but you really need to hire someone that knows what they are doing. Bob Cowan says to remember that you get what you pay for! Bob Cowan is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department and has thirty-five years of experience in the police force. With that much hands-on experience under his belt, he has the knowledge to help each one of his clients with any investigating needs. From background checks to surveillance services, and even child custody services, give him a call to get a 30 minute free consultation, if you need his expertise. Cowan Investigations says that your peace of mind is their business – they are here for you 24/7!


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Train Them Properly

Once you go through the hiring process and you have found someone that is truly a great fit for you and your business, it’s now time to train them properly. If you want them to do a great job, make sure they know exactly what they need to do in order to meet your expectations. Train them on the systems you use, train them on how you like your customers to be treated, and train them on how each different aspect of your business runs. This way, you can sit back and relax, knowing that they know how to do their job. For the employee, getting trained is extremely important to relieve stress and make them feel more welcomed.


Introduce Them To Everyone

The last step when it comes to hiring a new employee is to introduce them to everyone and also make sure that they feel comfortable and are getting settled in. I highly recommend treating them to lunch with a few other employees to welcome them. A happy employee is a good employee, so make sure they feel welcomed and invited in to the team!