One of the fun things you get to do when you run a business is hire staff. After all, without them you can’t grow to the level you want, unless you like wearing multiple hats all the time. While it’s great to watch your team grow, hiring new employees can be a frustrating and grueling process.
We’re here to tell you that it can be easier … well, at least a little bit.
You’re growing and you need help NOW. So you hire the first person that walks in the door with a halfway decent looking resume right? Wrong. Without doing some due diligence (not just an accounting term my friends), you can end up in a world of hurt.
Welcome to the world of negligent hiring, a fancy legal term that breaks down like this: if you don’t do your due diligence (which includes background checks), you are responsible for the destructive actions of your employees.
But background checks do more than just protect you legally. They can give you valuable information, such as:
- Verify information on a resume
- Assure a candidate is qualified for the position
- Obtain criminal information
Need to hire but don’t have the time or resources to make a hire? Placement services can help you, essentially acting as an HR and recruiting department. This process involves meeting with management, searching for qualified candidates, screening candidates and recommending a candidate for hire. In other words, it takes a whole pile of stuff off your to do list.
Shameless plug: Eide Bailly has placement service capabilities. Plus, we’re really fun to work with.
You have the employees, but you want to ensure things are running efficiently and there’s no sketchy business going on. Utilize a fraud hotline. Fraud hotlines allow individuals to anonymously report wrongful behavior and allows employers to have insight into what’s going on in their organization, even when they’re not present.
These are just a few of the ways that you can hire the right people and continue to maintain the vitality of the organization you dreamed of running. Human resources is essential to your organization, but it can also be tiring, especially when it’s one of the many things included in your job description. So before you try and do it all yourself, consult with a business advisor … they may just be able to take some of the work off your plate (we sure can).
A version of this post first appeared on Eidebailly.com.