How to interview and pick candidates

Interviews are stressful, not just for the interviewee but also for you as the interviewer. If you get it wrong, it could cost you a great deal of money down the line. There is no prescribed way to conduct an interview, but there are some things you should look out for.

I hope you have learned enough to give you an idea of the process you need to follow when considering your first hire. In summary here are the three things you need to remember:

  • Only hire when it is necessary. Employees are the most expensive resource your business will use.
  • Make sure that you are hiring for areas where your business is lacking and for people who complement you and your skills.
  • Make sure that you follow the right legal procedures in advertising for the job, interviewing and contracting.

Your people are your business. Make sure you pick the right ones. In the next module we will look at how to grow your business sustainably.

I hope you hire the best people!

Andrew Leeuw

Co-founder
Sumting Fresh