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How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

Mike Krall

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I used to have one like that when I was hiring janitorial employees on my last job, I'm a fast walker so I would purposely show them around and if they couldn't keep up with me, they were gone.
I was hoping that you being a manager could shed some light on the subject. ;)

I just interviewed a kid. He's on SSI and can only work 20 hours a week. How does that work, the government is only half committed?

Here's a million dollar idea: offer an interview test service. The potential employer logs in with their webcam and someone on the other end conducts the interview and administers some tests and you pay for the results.
 

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Ok Mike I won't beat you up anymore---

But how long the guy has worked for you does not matter if he is awesome---pay him what he is worth and keep him.

I would keep in contact with him, try to get him to come back to work....

Right now I have a job in one of my apartments I am calling an old employee and asking if he wants 25 an hour for 5 or six hours..... shitty job I don't want to do----
 
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That's true, I don't expect much to change either way. Illegal immigration definitely needs to be controlled but at the end, what's costing America money and changing the way people think and behave is this welfare system.
How about giving money to 153 countries? Time to start calling your congressman and senator!

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Very much agree Martin . And the learning process shouldn't stop there .
All the Best, Ed
Well,
I usually drink a 5th,
To reduce that, I usually eat a hot dog.
Then I hit up my street pharmacy for some oxytocin, do I get the job?
I can start tomorrow after noonish!
I don't know how you are set up but have tried filling in the possitions and have one or two guys covering days off only.

If you are paying by contract is a little more complicated, but if you are paying by the hr, I would keep them at 30 to 35 in case one quits, you can ask some others to work more hrs. etc
Can I have those questions in Multiple Choice Please..?

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I used to have one like that when I was hiring janitorial employees on my last job, I'm a fast walker so I would purposely show them around and if they couldn't keep up with me, they were gone.
I hear ya Bro..always been a super fast walker myself.
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Like these speed demons?

Ugh the gif didn't load...they are speed walkers...you get it
 

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Ok Mike I won't beat you up anymore---

But how long the guy has worked for you does not matter if he is awesome---pay him what he is worth and keep him.

I would keep in contact with him, try to get him to come back to work....

Right now I have a job in one of my apartments I am calling an old employee and asking if he wants 25 an hour for 5 or six hours..... shitty job I don't want to do----
Rick I thought I counter punched pretty good and didn't get beat up :p

If I was paying under the table or even better giving out 1099s I feel your advise would be super. As an employer conducting business in a recklessly run state that hands out benefits like candy and up until this year had to borrow money from the feds to keep their unemployment program floating I cannot just hand money out to employees at whim.

If and under my own self admission of being a poor judge of charter in the interview room just started guys out at $25/hour and they played me and the system of unemployment (It's happened to me before) I'd be on the hook for 2.5 years of payouts along with the hit to my UI rating.

I'm working with a set amount of revenue, I cannot conduct business like the government and I have to reward people based on ability, commitment, and character over a long term otherwise when they go from great employee to what was I thinking (Hi Markus Lemonis :D) of hiring them employee I end up paying for it.

This kid that quit did so in the middle of the job and left me and my other employees hanging. I will not contact him again and if he contacts me despite his abilities I will direct at him some colorful adjectives and keep our relationship severed.

I will take your advise on other previous employees and have already contacted one, thanks ;)
 

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Rick I thought I counter punched pretty good and didn't get beat up :p

If I was paying under the table or even better giving out 1099s I feel your advise would be super. As an employer conducting business in a recklessly run state that hands out benefits like candy and up until this year had to borrow money from the feds to keep their unemployment program floating I cannot just hand money out to employees at whim.

If and under my own self admission of being a poor judge of charter in the interview room just started guys out at $25/hour and they played me and the system of unemployment (It's happened to me before) I'd be on the hook for 2.5 years of payouts along with the hit to my UI rating.

I'm working with a set amount of revenue, I cannot conduct business like the government and I have to reward people based on ability, commitment, and character over a long term otherwise when they go from great employee to what was I thinking (Hi Markus Lemonis :D) of hiring them employee I end up paying for it.

This kid that quit did so in the middle of the job and left me and my other employees hanging. I will not contact him again and if he contacts me despite his abilities I will direct at him some colorful adjectives and keep our relationship severed.

I will take your advise on other previous employees and have already contacted one, thanks ;)
I know this thread is a year old but I find myself in the same position of needing quality guys. It's been difficult to say the least. I agree with all you said Mike. You simply cannot invest in someone who is willing to walk out on the job just to collect unemployment. Eventually they will do the same thing to you. I would prefer to not hire people who have ever collected unemployment. Someone who has integrity and is worth hiring , will keep their job or find another right away and will not resort to extorting their x employer. All that being said I wonder how your doing now and if you found some quality guys
 
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So I hired my first employee. Aside from him working way slower and over wetting the carpet sometimes because he wanted "to do a good job", over all for the 2 weeks he's been working for me he has had some great customer reviews, but I had to take off about 5 jobs a week from him because he wasn't keeping up with the schedule, and then over the weekend he went home sick after only 2 jobs and said he has a stomach ulcer. So I gave him the following two days off and told him to call me in the morning real early if he can't come in on day 3. He didn't call and after sending him several messages and leaving a voice mail, I never got a call back and still haven't heard from him. This is day 2 of no call no show.

I was afraid that will happen with hiring employees, and it did. Now I'm thinking of what to do next, do I go back to owner operator or try again with another person. I was just about to buy a second van when this all went down. If I do hire again, does anyone know what's the best place to look ? I tried facebook jobs groups, of course CL produced idiots. yeah, idk
 

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So I hired my first employee. Aside from him working way slower and over wetting the carpet sometimes because he wanted "to do a good job", over all for the 2 weeks he's been working for me he has had some great customer reviews, but I had to take off about 5 jobs a week from him because he wasn't keeping up with the schedule, and then over the weekend he went home sick after only 2 jobs and said he has a stomach ulcer. So I gave him the following two days off and told him to call me in the morning real early if he can't come in on day 3. He didn't call and after sending him several messages and leaving a voice mail, I never got a call back and still haven't heard from him. This is day 2 of no call no show.

I was afraid that will happen with hiring employees, and it did. Now I'm thinking of what to do next, do I go back to owner operator or try again with another person. I was just about to buy a second van when this all went down. If I do hire again, does anyone know what's the best place to look ? I tried facebook jobs groups, of course CL produced idiots. yeah, idk
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Ask plenty of questions to find out about what they know about cleaning. Then call their previous employer. Many will not tell you much for fear of being sued. However, if you keep asking the right questions, then you might be able to find out more about them.
Best question to ask a previous employer is if the person you are calling about is eligible for re hire or not
 

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Hiring good people is simple. Find good people and pay them a good wage. 10 11 12 isn't cutting it. The money just doesn't go that far. People especially younger generation folks. Want to make a difference in a work place and see that they have a future.