Finding the Right Temp

Temporary help services can get you out of a bind.

To get good temp help, you need a good agency. Make sureit's accredited and ask for references from othersmall-business clients.

You'll also want to know how the service recruits people andif employees are tested, trained and paid a fair wage. If not,you'll likely end up with people who simply aren'tqualified.

Once you find a good temp service, make sure you tell the agencyexactly what you need and for how long. Provide the temp firm witha detailed job description and a list of the skills you'reseeking.

Above all, be realistic. Many entrepreneurs end up hiring theirtemp workers, so make sure you get what you need.

Excerpted from Get Smart: 365 Tips To Boost YourEntrepreneurial IQ

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