Have you ever been an employer? Have you ever faced the situation where you are in the process of hiring someone and you are just not quite sure about them? It is often a matter of how great your need is, or to put it another way, how desperate you are for staff. Unfortunately, when you invite someone into your life, especially if you are the owner of a small business, if it does not work out it can be detrimental, not only to your business, but to yourself as well. I have had my windows smashed in by baseball bat wielding baddies and my name erroneously given to the tax department for investigation, all in response to hiring the wrong kind of person for my restaurant.
As an employer making a crucial decision around who to hire, you need the facts, so what are the best ways of snooping upon a candidate? You can sometimes gauge a lot from a person’s appearance or demeanour, but you need a keen instinct to sense where your intuition ends and pure nonsensical paranoia begins. Personally, I did not even think about such intrusive practices in my early days of being an employer, but toward the end I would not hesitate to take whatever preemptive action I could to avoid hiring maladjusted psychos and, generally, poor staff members. Some people, for whatever reason, just think that you owe them a living and will prey upon your good nature and generosity like carrion.
Paranoid or Psychic? Guessing A Person’s Background Is Hazardous
In the bad old days, you could either trust a central psychic sense or rely on referrals from clients and other staff members to obtain your employees. An investigation pre-Internet days would involve a private investigator performing a check into prospective employees, which was expensive. Today, you can do a professional check via a social media agency and derive some pretty useful information. You cannot underestimate how stupid most people are about what they allow to be posted online about themselves; in the majority of cases they post compromising evidence about themselves online themselves. The digital diary called Facebook is accessible 24/7 and very happy to spill the beans on a joker who gets up to no good whenever he or she can. Paranoid or psychic? Guessing a person’s background is hazardous no more.