Set Clear Rules for Your Employees
Make sure they acknowledge they are “at will” employees, which means they can quit or be terminated at any time without exposing your business to liability. It’s also important to inform your employees that discrimination, sexual harassment, and other illegal acts will not be tolerated.
Always Issue a Job Offer Letter to Your New Hires
A job offer letter simply puts in writing the terms of the job offer so that ambiguities do not arise later. This also makes it clear that either party can terminate employment when they so choose. In addition, changes made to the terms of employment later on can also be written into the agreement and signed by both parties.
Hire Contractors to Fill Positions Fast
By hiring contractors, you get a worker in right away and can evaluate them without making a major commitment. You don’t have to worry about making a hasty and possibly unfortunate hiring decision and having to deal with the uncomfortable situation of firing someone later.
Don’t Be Unduly Impressed by Advanced Degrees
Candidates with plenty of letters after their names have certainly worked hard to earn their degrees. But there is no substitute for real-world business experience, and often people make the mistake of overlooking candidates with track records but not degrees.