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  Post #1 (permalink)   11-03-2008, 01:15 PM
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Has anyone here ever hired directly offline before? I know someone that was approached to help run a guys company and it dealt with all types of things that could easily be a security risk for the owner, yet he still wanted to hire this person (who ended up declining after doing a days worth of work and not being paid or contacted from him ever again). So, is it worth it?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   11-03-2008, 02:33 PM
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Hiring online doesn't need to be much different than in person hiring.

The procedure is the same. You interview people you collect and then check references.
If you skip doing these things then you will find yourself in trouble eventually.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   11-06-2008, 04:35 AM
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It's important to know who you are hiring? know their physical location and check references, check their online identity through google search and different social networking sites out there.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   12-09-2008, 06:15 AM
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When someone gets hired online their is normally some official documents that need to be signed and faxed back to the employer.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   12-10-2008, 01:35 AM
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As has already been said, hiring online is no different to doing so in the flesh. After all how well do you really know a new employee that comes to work for you, from just an interview?

You don't, not until they have been with you a while and you get to know them. This is no difference.
 
 
 


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  Post #6 (permalink)   12-10-2008, 10:35 AM
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We never hand the new guy the keys to the safe on their first day at the job. Same thing online. There's a training period. A Vetting period. Then the offering of the job. Process can take a few weeks - helps us weed out people that are either not interested, or not devoted enough.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   12-19-2008, 11:15 AM
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Yea uhh what does a wow holy priest have to do with web hosting?

Anyways, yes I fully agree not to hand over the keys, codes, passwords on the first day. All newbies need to go through the stages, but I do wonder.

I had a friend awhile back that took an online job from someone and he ended up giving her way too many secret things in the first week and expected her to run the show. Very odd but I did wonder who else did this sort of thing.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   12-20-2008, 08:57 AM
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If the person has a verifiable track record-a resume and references from previous employers that suggests that they are trustworthy, I wouldn't see too much of a problem there even. Yes it would be worrysome, but some companies have to hire and start people in that manner.
 
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   12-21-2008, 05:24 PM
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Is there a website where u can do a background check but not have to pay for it? I always see sites where u can get info on the person but have to pay like $20.
 
 
 


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Greetings,

I've been involved in a hiring process before with companies but I never had the final say. It is much like a real interview when we did it everything counted. There was about 3 or 4 people in the 'box' / 'conference' and if the interviewee addressed everyone that was a good sign. Some only addressed the person that did most of the talking. If the person had capital letters, periods, commas and other grammar qualifications that was a BIG issue. Also, there was a list of maybe 20 to 30 questions that where asked and documented. The questions dealt with if they where being hired for sales, customer service, abuse or technical support. This is what a technical support question would be "How would you walk the client thought a tracert." They also had to provide there address, a scanned ID and contact information. They also needed to sign a legal contracted that key elements such as, "you can NOT provided password lists to anyone outside the company". Granted you can run into people that you feel are capability of doing the job but there needs to be the trust factor. Best of luck!


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Is there a website where u can do a background check but not have to pay for it? I always see sites where u can get info on the person but have to pay like $20.
That would be cool if they had something like that for web hosting. The web hosting companies owners can submit if someone they hired stole clients or password information. This is a way for other companies to stay away from these people.
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  Post #11 (permalink)   02-12-2009, 07:00 PM
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have you found the right person for the job? just curious...
 
 
 


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  Post #12 (permalink)   04-04-2009, 08:02 AM
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Has anyone here ever hired directly offline before?
Yes I do that all the time for grunt works. I never, nevertheless, outsource any jobs online that involve directly with money. It was a bumpy road for start but once you get some reliable person, it'll help your job greatly (just as hiring men for brick-and-mortal shops).
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  Post #13 (permalink)   04-04-2009, 11:43 AM
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I have before hired and been hired online and there are obviously the various checks that you would do as standard although legal agreements tend to be more on the agenda online. For example NDA’s (Non Disclosure Agreements) that every member of staff should sign, just small things but they make like a bit easier. Personal iv even had to sign an NDA, provide a passport, drivers licence and a utility bill, carry out 1/2 months of training for just an unpaid moderator position in an online game!

After experiencing that for a game it does open your eyes.
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  Post #14 (permalink)   04-04-2009, 01:00 PM
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I'm been on both sides. NDA's as csn-uk mentioned, 2 forms of id, and some type of employment contract.
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  Post #15 (permalink)   04-05-2009, 10:53 AM
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Let em fax, e-mail the resume, check it verify it and then proceed from their.
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