Ep. 15: How To Get Started Making Your First Hire

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 






Are you ready to grow your business, but there’s not enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done?

And you know you need to bring someone in to help, but the thought of outsourcing the work or hiring someone is a bit scary?  Not sure where to start?

Then today’s episode is for you 🙂  

Today’s guest, Lilian Bolek, has been working in HR for about 13 years and is considered a generalist, as well as an employee relations specialist.  And she has some great tips that will help you get started making your first hire. 

I had a great time talking with Lilian about the beginning of her career ‘starting at the bottom’ and how her years of  experience in the HR field has taught her so much about what it takes to bring people onto a team.

In this Podcast Trudy and Lilian discuss – 

  • Asking the right questions
  • Pay Rates
  • Advertising and different strategies to use
  • Interviewing 
  • Reference checking 
  • Contacting the successful candidate 
  • Orientation 
  • Probation period & 
  • Outsourcing option – Time and money to invest into the process

The transcript for this episode can be found here. 


Today's Guest


Lilian Bolek

Meet Lilian an experienced and dedicated Human Resources Advisor/Business Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the global IT (AUS/US) and aged care industry. Multi-skilled in HR consulting, strategic planning, manager and employee engagement, succession planning, risk and compliance and recruitment at all levels. Lilian has a Master in Business (Human Resource Management) qualification and a Certificate IV in Training and Management. 





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