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The art of running a successful business comes in the form of finding great employees to help you run it. Finding the right employee can be really tough. There are lots of things you need to assess and look for, so make sure you spend time. Don’t panic hire, and only hire someone you think can benefit your business. Once you have hired someone it can be hard to get rid if they aren’t what you were looking for, so make the right decision in the first place instead of having to backtrack.

Ask The Right Questions At Interview

You need to be asking the right questions during the interview. It can be quite tough deciding on what to ask, but you need to make the most of the time available. If you can, conduct the interview with another colleague so that you get two sides of opinion to base your decision on. You should formulate your questions beforehand so that you know exactly what to ask and say instead of fumbling for questions out of thin air. By asking the right questions you’ll get exactly what you need out of the interviewee. Don’t be affected by any types of bias like weight, race, age etc and base your opinions on how the person handles themselves, this can be easier said than done.

Look Abroad

If you can’t get the right employee at home but have found the perfect candidate abroad consider asking them over. There may be issues for which you could eventually need the best immigration attorney, but if it means getting the perfect candidate then go ahead. This technique is usually reserved for those positions that really require someone with specialist knowledge, but by broadening your search horizons you are essentially going to find more potential candidates. You can either do this by opening the application to people from different countries or by researching and going after them yourself.

Go After Them

Go after the candidate instead of waiting for them to apply to your add. By doing this you can find exactly who you need. Use websites like LinkedIn to find the candidate with the right skills and experience that will match your needs perfectly. By doing this you can check out the candidate more fully before hiring and interviewing.

Do Your Research

You need to make sure you do your research and background checks. Get criminal checks done as soon as you decide to hire someone, you don’t want to hire someone who is a potential risk especially if handling key data which they could exploit. You also need to check that what they have said is true. So get references and ask them about the individual, pick apart what they have said and you’ll soon find out whether they have been lying or exaggerating. These extra precautions don’t even take that long but can give you peace of mind knowing that your new employee tells the truth and has no uncomfortable secrets or lies to conceal.

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    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.