Stubbins Watson Bryan & Witucky Co., L.P.A. - October 2021

3 Hiring Rules All Businesses Need Right Now

Ask your employees for help, too! Ask about the ideal traits they want in a coworker or arrange for second interviews as meet-and-greets to “test” the functionality of your team with your potential employee. Keep these second interviews light, as they are not so much about the skills the candidate possesses as they are about the attitude they bring to the team. Finally, train them right. This is often a forgotten part of the hiring process. Training new employees is just as important as finding the right candidate to hire. Employee churn is an expensive cost, and unless you equip your new employees with the right tools — and continue to train your team — you are going to keep incurring this cost. You’re hiring to keep employees and build a business. When you train an employee right, you get an employee for life. (Or at least long enough to hold value!) Bonus: Get feedback! When you’re the boss, it’s hard to remember what it was like on the other side of the hiring table. Ask your newest employees about your hiring and training process. What did they like? What was missing? These answers can help you refine your process!

Hiring can be a difficult prospect, but there is no sugarcoating it: Hiring is really hard right now. Remote work has widened the field of available applicants for many industries, but it’s also narrowed the availability for other industries, like restaurants and factories. Meanwhile, workers are staging a revolution of sorts, demanding certain lifestyle perks never before seen in the workforce. However, you’re not staring into an abyss without a parachute. There are tried-and-true methods — and a few new necessary ones — you can use to ensure you hire the right candidate the first time, allowing your businesses to build like never before. First, set a few non-negotiables. These are qualities, salary ranges, and skills you need every applicant in your hiring process to possess. For example, if you need someone who can run a specialty machine on your floor, you shouldn’t look to hire someone who only has office clerking skills. You can teach some things on the job — like Excel or phone etiquette — but other things have to come with certifications, previous experience, and degrees. ( Pro Tip: Always look at the salary listed! If someone is asking for compensation that’s completely above what you can offer, weed them out of your applicant group. This is an easy way to eliminate prospects. However, be open to negotiations.) Then, find the people who fit your culture — not the other way around. This can be difficult with workforces entering a more global stage, but it’s nowhere near impossible. Be honest about what your employee culture looks like and narrow down candidates from there. Remember , the most talented candidate with the worst attitude can kill your culture and spell disaster for your business.

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Halloween Cookie Pizza

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This one’s for the candy corn lovers! This “pizza” is far from traditional, but once you try it, you might find yourself making it every October!


• 1 roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter • 1 cup candy corn • 1/2 cup chocolate chips • 1/4 cup vanilla frosting (store-bought or homemade)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Grease a round, 12-inch pan and line with cookie dough, ensuring the dough covers all but the outer 1/2 inch. 3. Bake for 16–20 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely. 4. Spread the peanut butter over the cooled cookie dough, then sprinkle on the candy corn and chocolate chips. 5. In a small bowl, microwave the frosting for 15 seconds or until liquified. 6. Drizzle the frosting over the “pizza,” slice, and serve!



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