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Like a lot of construction procedures, hiring practices are sometimes long on tradition and short on critical thinking. At ten a.m., when it's evident that two of your employees aren't going to make it into work that day, it's tough to turn away someone who walks on your site with nailbags claiming to be a journeyman. But even though most contractors have made hires this way at some point in the past, it's not the best way to swell your ranks. A good hire can mean years of conscientious work from a committed employee with little hassle. But a bad hire can set you back further than you