1) Think big picture. Hiring an inadequate employee can greatly affect your business' bottom line. So, rather than thinking about the immediate problem at hand, take a step back and look at the big picture. Hiring the wrong person costs cash, time and it has a negative impact on employee morale and productivity.
2) Adopt a new mindset. Frequently, when employers need to fill a position, they give into the fear that their company will fall apart if they don't hire someone quickly. Avoid hiring the wrong person out of desperation by adopting the mindset and goal of "finding the ideal candidate".
3) Choose wisely how to spend your time. If time is a big concern for you, consider this - do you want to spend a lot of time finding a good hire now or would you prefer to spend that time replacing the hire later?
4) Hire a temporary employee. If you are desperate to have someone fill in quickly, hire a temporary employee. A temporary employee will help keep your company afloat while you take your time carefully searching for and analyzing potential permanent employees.