Prerequisite: "Management 101"

If you’re ready to manage employees, then you’re doing something right.  Business is booming and it’s time to pull some talent from other sources. This is a huge milestone, so give yourself a pat on the back! Now get ready for some work because while finding and managing employees can be fun work, it can also be time- consuming and difficult.

Human resource management is an integral part of any business that has even one employee.  You need to find the right fit, keep them happy and engaged, and deal with the negative consequences that come with working with a group of people. Humans are human - they have their own specific wants and needs and good human resource management will address that.


Finding the right employees can be much harder than it sounds.  It takes a lot of time and effort, but every second you spend searching will be worth it if you find the right employee. This is one area where you really need to take your time and do your homework. The last thing you want is to hire an employee that brings more harm than good, wastes your time, and ultimately costs you a lot of money and heartache.

The Candidate Profile

Start with deciding exactly what type of employee you are looking for and what you expect them to do.  The more detailed you are, the better chance you have of finding someone that can get the job done. Imagine what the employee’s day and workload will look like and include as many details in the job description as possible. If you are looking for a marketing manager, specify that candidates will be expected to manage social media accounts, design direct mail campaigns, or perform market research - whatever specific tasks you will be expecting them to do. Also, do not be afraid to include certain traits or specific characteristics you are looking for. &n ... Sign in to read more