Check Facebook before You Hire!

FacebookWhen you have a few candidates in mind for a position, in addition to the personality tests and strengths assessments I suggest in The Staffing Workshop, be sure to check them out on Facebook too.

Check out their photo library, their updates and their recent postings.

What does it tell you about them?

Does their Facebook page affirm that you are moving in the right direction or give you pause?

Is there anything there that gives you a hint of an uneasy stomach? You get the picture…

While you are at it, Google them and do a Twitter search too.

With minimal effort, we have access to information that we could have only dreamed of a few years ago.

This bit of web detective work, while it takes a few minutes, may save you years of regret from hiring the wrong person.

Oh, and in the business world, this is now standard practice.

Remember, staffing success is 95% hiring well!


P.S. For the best hiring principles and practices (and tips on recruiting, managing and “de-hiring” too), check out The Staffing Workshop.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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