Since spring and early summer are the key times to hire additional employees, Stable Management brought you a series of nine articles to help you find, evaluate, interview and hire the right employee for the job. As part of this series, we included some tips on firing the wrong employee while making sure you are staying within the law.
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Here are the articles in the Finding the Right Horse Farm or Stable Employee series:
Clearly define your barn’s needs and the duties of an employee before beginning the hiring process. That will set you up for finding the right person for your barn, and keeping that person.
Take time in writing a job description to ensure you not only cover all the tasks, but that it fully defines the new employee's role.
Check out this book: Starting and Running a Horse Business.
Make sure you are posting your job where the people who would be qualified and interested will be looking.
When sorting through resumes, make sure you know the qualifications you are looking for and the keywords that indicate experience.
Calling references is a time-consuming, but important, part of the hiring process.
Check out this book: Starting a Horse Boarding Operation.
Here are five tips to help you get the most out of a face-to-face interview with a potential horse farm or stable job applicant.
You found the right person for your horse farm or stable job opening, now make sure you truly get them on your team.
Is an employee not working out because of his or her lack of work ethic or missing training from you?
If you run an equine business long enough you probably will have to terminate an employee at some point. Make sure you do it within the law.
Check out this book: Management 101-includes tips on hiring and firing.