Over the course of many years, we learned some valuable lessons when it comes to hiring. My favorite is “Test Before You Invest.”
You wouldn’t buy a new car without driving it first, would you? So why are your hiring people before testing them out?
When you’re getting ready to bring on the new person or make a new full-time hire, here’s a new idea. Don’t make a new hire. Instead, bring on a contractor, and give them a small job to start. Check to see if they are:
- Doing a good job
- And of course, if you like the person
If so, give them another project, then another one, and then another one. Pretty soon, if this is a really, really good fit, they’re gonna go from having one or two little jobs to a whole bunch of jobs that fill up their time. Pretty soon they’re going to be working full-time for you anyway.
When you get up to this point, then offer them a full-time job.
This way, at any given point during that whole process, you can just cut them off. If you don’t like them, if they have a problem, if there’s some issue, you can just be done with them.
Test before you invest, because once you make that investment in a full-time person it’s a lot harder to let them go. You’ve added them to
I hope that you bring on great people and this is helpful for you!