Potentially Adding a Job Application To My Website

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Jun 26, 2018
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We have a large service area. I have been entertaining trying to get help specifically for all the major markets we service - such as having someone in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus etc. (I'm centrally located between them all). Basically, from a logistical standpoint it would be nice to have a "partner" of some sort in each area who may be able to help with Djing events, setup, teardown etc. without having to have my staff drive 1-2 hours from Akron, Canton or Cleveland. Additionally, I am at a point where I am having to turn away events in October and May. Ideally, I'd like to partner with a few loyal single ops, however, I would be fine with picking up an assistant or two as well. Although I am friends with a few other Dj companies in the area, I have found they are pretty stingy with lending out their guys - even when they do not have enough work for them.

I know there's probably no attorney's on here, but long story short I am thinking about adding a job app form to my website. I'd like to make sure everything is legal, ethical and will help me adequately vet candidates before I spend time meeting with them, and possibly onboarding them and training them. I'll have the application attorney reviewed later (I have appointments with attorneys on the books but they are primarily because the company/builder that built my new house is threatening me with a defamation lawsuit as well as some other contract violation lawsuit since I am complaining they won't fix their shoddy work). I'd like to have something fairly clean I can bring to these meetings so it doesn't take up much more of the attorney's time at $300 per hour.

As far as the application, I am thinking something along the lines of (this is a very, very rough draft):

Full Name:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Birth Year: (or are you over 16, 18, 21 etc. - clearly I can't have a high school kid working a bar until 2am)
Do you have reliable transportation and a valid drivers license?

I am interested in:
-Event Dj -Wedding Dj -Assistant Dj -Photographer/Videographer -Photobooth Attendant -Wedding Planner -Other (Marketing, Road Crew etc.)

Do you currently work for yourself?
Have you previously worked for any other Dj companies in the area? If so, please list the companies and dates.
Are you currently locked in a non-compete with any of these companies?
Are you currently employed with any other company (do you have a day job outside of Djing)? If so, where?
How many years of Dj experience do you have?
How many years of Wedding Experience do you have?
Do you own equipment? If so, please provide examples of some of the makes and models of equipment you have.
What is your desired rate of pay? xx per -Job, -Hour, -Year
What is your highest level of education? High School, Some College, College Grad, Other
Are you able to project your voice, lift heavy objects, stand for long periods of time, bend over etc.?
Do you currently have or foresee any committments that may prevent you from working between the hours of noon and midnight on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Thanksgiving?

Please note, submission of this form does not constitute a guarantee of employment or contract work. If an opportunity arises you may be a good fit for, we will contact you to set up an interview at a mutually convenient location and time. Prior to the interview process, we reserve the right to run reports including but not limited to a background check and driving record. Due to state laws and client policies, some of our contracts will require performers over 18 or 21 years of age. While we do not prohibit you from working for yourself or any competitors, any work done for us must be done under our name adhering to our standards and policies. Marketing yourself or another Dj company (including handing out non-company issued business cards) at our events will be strictly prohibited and will result in immediate termination as well as potential legal action.
 

DJ Ricky B

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Good Luck. I don't even bother with trying to bring on new people any more.

I would rather just sub contract out to other professionals that I know if I get that busy. Haven't been busy enough to do that this year. Just book myself, my bro, and my sister. I have another DJ who I throw 1-2 gigs a year at, but he is pretty much at the end of his Mobile DJ career. He has been in a state where he has been doing like 2-3 gigs a year for the past 4 years, and he doesn't really want to do gigs any longer as he doesn't need to.