People who seem perfectly stable on paper or even in an interview might not act that way on the job. A reference check--done properly--can help.It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: You hire someone who looks smart on paper and seems fine in the interview, who then turns out to be a disaster. And not just a run-of-the-mill disaster. As recent incidents in Aurora, Colorado, and New York City have shown, it’s possible for heinous acts to be committed by people who, outwardly at least, appear perfectly well adjusted.Mental illness is a taboo subject on so many levels, and that taboo puts small businesses at risk when they hire. I have worked with some absolutely brilliant people who live with mental health challenges.
Any of these mistakes could cost you time, money, and the security of your business.You’d like to think of yourself as tech-savvy: You upgraded to the latest Web browser, started using CRM software in your business, and even added a new mail server running Microsoft Exchange. What could go wrong?Plenty. In fact, you might be making a classic tech blunder at this very moment…1. Buying the wrong laptopDon’t get sucked in by the low price of a new system. That shiny new Dell might not be all it is cracked up to be.
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