Top tips for interviewing a friend!
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7 Dos and Don'ts of Hiring a Friend! 7 Dos and Don'ts of Hiring a Friend!
Recruiting the best people for your team can be a challenge at the best of times, but what do you do if someone you know is one of the candidates?

You need to remain professional and objective, but you’ll also want to preserve your relationship. You can explore how to do this with our articles, How to Interview a Friend for a Job and How to Run Competency Based Interviews.

Then, if you do hire a friend, your challenge is to manage him or her effectively. You can learn strategies for doing this with our article, Managing Friends and Family Members.

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How to Interview a Friend for a Job How to Interview a Friend for a Job

Explore the pros and cons of interviewing and hiring people you know.

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How to Run Competency Based Interviews How to Run Competency Based Interviews

Use this rigorous and fair approach for identifying candidates with the best skills for the role.

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Managing Friends and Family Members Managing Friends and Family Members

Learn how to balance personal and professional relationships at work.

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From Bud to Boss
From Bud to Boss, By Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris

Discover strategies for making the jump from friend to manager.

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The STREET*CREDS Model for Savvy Conversations
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Use this approach for handling difficult conversations, whether with friend or foe.

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Managing in a Family Business
Managing in a Family Business

Find out how to manage effectively when you're the "outsider" in a team of friends or family members.

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A Final Note

Can you be a good boss to a good friend? Chances are, yes you can. But key to maintaining a successful work and personal relationship is setting boundaries and not shying away from difficult conversations.

Next week, you can explore an updated and refreshed framework for assessing the value of your workplace training. Also, watch our new video to help you to understand how your people learn.

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