Small businesses often need a versatile team that can comfortably wear multiple "hats" to fill gaps that a larger company with a more specialized workforce does not. Hiring the best candidates requires entrepreneurs to evaluate talent quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Creating a comprehensive hiring guide for employees can help avoid the pitfalls of bringing in a potential problem your small business does not need and cannot afford. Plan for extensive qualifications questioning, skills testing, and exploring intra-personal traits should shed additional light on whether the candidate is up to your small business' standards. In short, use this checklist before you hire your next employee.