Hiring the right people Step 6: Essential Checks Before Making Your Final Decision
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In this episode of SYS Hiring the Right People, Steve talks about how to make your final decision when hiring, an essential step to get right or you will have wasted time and energy on on-boarding the wrong person. Steve goes over some last-minute checks and tests you can do to ensure you get the right final candidate!



  •  Two things you can implement to ensure you make the right decision with your final candidate(s) is to give them either a paid test tasks or a trial period. The aim of a paid test task or trial period is you give them a piece of work that is going to give you an actual example of what it would be like for them to work for you.
  • This isn’t the time to ‘trick’ people or push them, you want to give them clear and easy instructions to follow to ensure they can perform. You can help them grow and develop once they work for you.

  •  It can be worth hiring someone with less experience that you can then tailor to your way of working – making them a cheaper overall hire as well as working in the style you want them to.

  • Collate all the information you have about the candidate and look at it all as one big picture. It can be helpful at this point to also read through their CV and check their references.


“You can never be 100% sure but you can be 99% sure”

“You want people who are asking you questions so they don’t do things wrong”




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Steve used to be a slave to his business but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change the way he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely and after totally nailing this concept he decided to spend his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

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