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Hiring Family Members

The act of hiring close friends and family members and can be beneficial or detrimental to the business, depending on various factors.

Benefits: The employer knows them already and has a personal relationship with them, knows their skills, background and type of personality. This reduces the 'fit-in' time required for a new hire. Family members would, reciprocatively, work with dedication and ownership, having a genuine interest in the business, and maybe continue the legacy in the future.

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  • Make sure you ask the right questions, taking into account their passion and skill-sets and its alignment with your company's mission and values.
  • See if they are a good 'personality fit' in your organization and its existing culture, having the required soft skills.
  • Check if there is any conflict of interest or if the job vacancy ignores qualified candidates in favour of a family member.
  • Make sure you hold the hired family member accountable and set the right standards and expectations.

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If family members are treated in a previleged manner, or with partiality, it could backfire and toxify the organizational culture. If a family member has to be disciplined or fired, as it can hurt the personal relationship, so one has to draw a line in the beginning before they are hired.

If a clear demarcation of the two roles of a family member and an employee is resisted, it's a sign they are not a good hire.

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Design your hiring process with remote candidates in mind. Look for 3 main things:

  • A strong skill set relevant to their jobs: you need to feel confident that they can complete basic job tasks independently.
  • A candidate with an affinity for remote work.
  • Hire candidates who share your company’s values:  they’ll fit in faster if they share your cultural code.

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The Art Of Hiring

Hiring, according to top corporate leaders, should not just be the standard job interview, which has become predictable and routine, but something creative and challenging.

One has to find new ways to find out how a person thinks, taking them out of their ‘seat of comfort’. Allowing candidates to speak their mind, or providing them challenging situations to work on can be a better indicator of their employability.

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Evaluating company culture

Company culture is a necessary part to consider when evaluating whether a job is a good match for you. The work environment can have a significant impact on your experience and satisfaction in your role.

There are some pointers to help you understand the company's culture before you accept an offer.

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