As one expert puts it, “Gone are the days of simply putting out a ‘Hiring’ sign”. Competition for the right person and the right skill sets can prove a difficult task with disappointing results.
Some family members have the skill and can-do attitude to propel a firm toward greater success; others have the power to drag it toward bankruptcy. Before hiring a son-in-law who’s clamoring for an executive position or a sister who recently graduated from college, beware of these pitfalls.
As the focus these days is on the economy and jobs, various reports and surveys show that things seem to be changing. Here are some of the statistics.
With uncertainty still a major business concern, many companies are tiptoeing back into the employment market by hiring temporary workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of temporary employees — including independent contractors, on-call candidates, freelancers, and other temporary or part-time workers — exceeds two million people in the United States.
When screening prospective team members, make sure you spend time explaining why you are in business.