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Lead Story

The EMV clock is running


Industry Update

Card acceptance at pot shops poised to rise

Verizon defends the PCI DSS

SEAA welcomes voice of payments

USPS weighs plunge into crowded GPR pool

Tradeshows usher in new payments era


The Mobile Buzz: BLE, Taco Bell and the mobile cornucopia

Flexibility in work, not just in service


Things are not always what they seem

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

High risk processing:Best bets for success

Gene Lieb
Business Financial Resources


Street SmartsSM:
Four ways to leverage machine intelligence

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Help merchants sleep better at night

Adam Moss
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Bolster skills before you need them

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Hiring employees – Part 2

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Company Profile

Meritus Payment Solutions

New Products

Enterprising mPOS

ROAMmcm 5

Automatic reconciliation



Little changes, big results


Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 10, 2014  •  Issue 14:03:01

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Hiring employees – Part 2

By Vicki M. Daughdrill

If you have determined that you need a new employee, evaluated the position's needs and recruited potential candidates, you are now faced with a stack of resumes and ready to begin the interview process. If you haven't reached this stage yet, see "Hiring Employees – Part 1," The Green Sheet, Feb. 10, 2014, issue 14:02:01.

Having the right tools will speed the process. The gNeil Co. ( provides a legally tested, generic set of employment forms for use by small businesses. It includes application, attendance tracker, termination report, interview evaluation, disciplinary action and most other forms your business needs for human resources activities.


You must thoroughly understand the legalities of interviewing and hiring employees to insure that you do not discriminate in ways prohibited by federal and state laws. Seek advice on laws pertaining to your particular state. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates and enforces federal employment practices. Major federal laws that address discrimination in hiring are:

Screen applicants

With the proper legal guidelines at hand, focus on conducting the interviews, selecting the best candidate and submitting a hiring offer. Here are tips for applicant screening.

Conduct interviews

Following is advice on the interviewing process:

Make the offer

Now, take care of preliminaries and then extend a formal offer:

Hiring an employee is challenging, exciting and rewarding; the impact on your business can be great. Just remember what Bill Gates said, "The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people." Take the time necessary to select the best and the brightest to help your business continue to grow.

Vicki M. Daughdrill is the Managing Member of Small Business Resources LLC, a management consulting company. E-mail her at or call her at 601-310-3594

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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