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Hey everybody,

I've been slowly growing my clientele and along with that my projects have grown in size and scope to the point where I am getting uncomfortable taking them on with my usual two man crew. I am venturing into commercial work and will need additional people to work alongside of me.

When looking for potential hires, what is your best approach to finding quality help? What are some interview questions you ask them and how do you verify that they will be a benefit to the team and not a headache for everyone?

I can pay reasonably well however, I do expect professionalism on the job. My worst fear is being embarrassed in front of the GC.
 

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Best advice I can give you regarding hiring: Hire for Character, Train for skill.

You cannot develop character, but you can train someone with character. That being said, I would suggest going to the local fire station and talking to the chief. Let him know you are looking to hire some guys part time ( they can only work part time).

He may even send an email out to all the stations for you with your job description, if you ask.

Hire four part timers. That will be like hiring two full timers. Train them. They are already going to have been vetted for drugs and generally they have to be fairly responsible. They are always looking for part time work for their days off.

Same with law enforcement.

Now, go forth and prosper!
 

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Best advice I can give you regarding hiring: Hire for Character, Train for skill.

You cannot develop character, but you can train someone with character. That being said, I would suggest going to the local fire station and talking to the chief. Let him know you are looking to hire some guys part time ( they can only work part time).

He may even send an email out to all the stations for you with your job description, if you ask.

Hire four part timers. That will be like hiring two full timers. Train them. They are already going to have been vetted for drugs and generally they have to be fairly responsible. They are always looking for part time work for their days off.

Same with law enforcement.

Now, go forth and prosper!
 

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I've known a few cops and firemen in my time, a couple of whom I grew up with. Who told you do don't do drugs or drink like fish?
 
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