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Tuesday 4 December

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | By Oliver Milman
Will 2013 see the first hires in your new business? Or have you recently taken on staff but weren't exactly sure how to assess their suitability?

A start-up’s recruitment needs are very different to that of a large business. Creativity, flexibility and a good attitude are essential when working within a small, cash-strapped team.

Today, we outline the five key qualities you need to look out for in potential new recruits. Make sure you tick each off the list when you fill your first position.

There’s also a mixed forecast from Dun & Bradstreet as to Australian businesses’ overall prospects next year and online entrepreneur Dean Ramler weighs up the benefits of outsourcing your web development work overseas.