Chicago Business believes that entrepreneurs fall short when hiring employees. So, what should you do?

1. Have a clear job description. Robert Half recommends not recycling old ones since chances are the role has changed since the description was written. Take a fresh look at business needs and the skills that should be added to the team this time.

2. Get referrals from satisfied employees. Robert Half suggests that the best place to start is to tap internal resources. Hiring is a team sport. Take advantage of the tools available inside the organization. Human resources can help with the job description and employees can offer referrals.

3. Shut up and listen in the interview. We all talk too much. Robert Half recommends a specific interview technique that allows a deeper dive into an applicant’s qualifications.

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