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IEC Wants to Know 'Are You Ready for Hiring?'
IEC Atlanta hosted its monthly membership meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, March 4th. As always IEC anticipates areas of interest by listening to its members, and the issue at the top of the list currently is finding qualified workers. The topic was “Are you ready for hiring?”
IEC brought in IEC partner, Federated Insurance’s Brent Schulte, to prepare members to effectively hire and retain employees. Brent shared with attendees some alarming statistics on how hiring the wrong employee can impact your company’s results. Taking a short cut during the hiring process can often lead to paying more in the end than it is worth. Taking time to call references, screen driving record and drug tests are just a few policies that could be put in place to prevent financial disaster in the near or distant future. We are talking litigation, financial settlement, or sometimes even closing up shop. Are you concerned yet? You should be.
IEC is aware of the increase of hiring taking place currently in the market. Needing people “yesterday” can sometimes cause some important history of an applicant to go undiscovered, and leaving the contractor vulnerable. According to Brent Schulte, you need a hiring process in place to reduce costs and claims, which Federated is prepared to provide. Here are some ways he suggests to minimize the risk of hiring the wrong employee;