Business Sense: Learning and training never end

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Raising children gives one many opportunities to teach. After all, isn’t that one of the primary jobs of a parent? Following years raising children, I realized that I had learned as much, if not more than I had taught. I often joke with my adult children that I never wanted to learn so much or develop such character as I have in my parental role of raising them. I’ve found that hiring and training employees isn’t much different. They continue to teach me new things all the time.As long as you are responsible for employees, hiring and training is part of the job. Certainly, as a small business owner that is true. So how do you hire and train employees for success?You can find a lot written about how to hire. Some HR professionals are great at finding the “right” candidate every time, while others hire people with excellent skills only to have them fail. I was surprised when it finally sunk in that hiring highly skilled and experienced people was easier for me than hiring inexperienced people who had little to no skills. Running a small business, I am more often hiring the inexperienced …

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