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Episode #7: Practical Advice for Hiring and Onboarding Employees

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Today, we’re diving deep into the exhilarating world of hiring, interviewing, and onboarding employees for your brick-and-mortar business. This episode is here to help you unleash your inner boss and assemble a dream team that will make your business soar higher than a falcon on caffeine.

Hiring Employees

Alright, it’s time to find that elusive unicorn—the perfect employee who will bring magic to your business! But where do you start? Craft a job posting that stands out and infuse it with your unique personality. Remember, it’s not just about skills; look for characteristics like passion, determination, and organization. In this episode, we will walk you through exactly what tools and platforms we use to find employees.

Interviewing Employees

You’ve got a stack of resumes that could rival Mount Everest, but how do you separate the good from the great? Craft an interview process that unleashes the superpowers hidden within each candidate. We start out with a phone screen then move to an in-person interview. Ask thought-provoking questions that reveal their strengths, their ability to think on their feet, and their secret sauce. In this episode, we share the exact questions we ask to uncover who is fit for the role.

Onboarding Employees

Congratulations, boss! You’ve found your dream team, and it’s time to roll out the red carpet and give them a grand welcome. Onboarding should be an experience that leaves your employees feeling excited, but also clear on the expectations of the role. Introduce them to the company’s values, culture, and the day-to-day activities they will be doing. In this episode, we dive into our exact onboarding strategy using a simple handbook, shadow-style training, and our favorite apps for payroll and managing employees schedules.

Hiring, interviewing, and onboarding is a process you will take on time and time again as a small business owner. Finding a system that works for you and refining and repeating is key to employee retention. Dive into this episode for our practical advice on hiring, interviewing and onboarding.

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