Checklist for Businesses Hiring New Employees
Businesses when hiring new employees face a daunting task and significant investment. They have to determine: Why they are hiring a new employee; what tasks that person will complete; will the new employee have the skills and knowledge to complete the job; will they fit in with the other workers and management; is there something in their past that disqualifies them from the job.
Because the cost and investment of hiring, training, and terminating a new employee if they don' t work out, is so high it is important for businesses
to minimize that risk.
The HR Pros at Richard A. Beauchemin, CPA / Carolina Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC put together this checklist to assist you when hiring new employees.
- Determine the need to establish a new or fill an existing position.
- Make sure an updated job description for the position is on file.
- Consult the job description to identify the required knowledge, skills, and experience required.
- Calculate the available compensation, including pay and benefits.
- Train managers on how to conduct effective interviews.
- create an advertisement or recruiting campaign for the job position. be sure to explicitly state where, when, and to whom materials should be sent.
- Contact applicants to schedule interviews. Depending on the position, standard interviews are scheduled for 20-60 minutes.
- Contact top candidates references.
- Meet with the relevant decision-makers to select a candidate
- Conduct background checks.
- Present the offer letter.
- Schedule New Employee and Department Orientations.
- Document all new hire paperwork into the employees HR file.
Because employee recordkeeping is so critical, we have put together a New Hires Forms Checklist. Go here to download your free copy of the New Hires Forms Checklist.