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Everything You Need to Consider When Hiring Family Members

Things Can Go Wrong

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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Everything You Need to Consider When Hiring Family Members

Everything You Need to Consider When Hiring Family Members

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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.

Things Can Go Wrong

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.

Before A Family Member Is Hired

  • 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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