Business Talk for Entrepreneurs

In 2013, Jamie started a radio show called The Jamie Meloni Real Estate show which aired Mondays at Noon on Tampa Bay's 1250 WHNZ. Then on February 2nd, 2015, he launched the 5 day a week live program, That Business Show which aired for two years from 7am to 9am each morning on 1250 WHNZ. In March of 2017, the program moved to an online web based television show and new episodes aired each morning (pre-recorded) at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com with Thursdays being The Real Estate Edition of the program. The program was ended in October 2017 but past episodes remain online to listen to. Jamie has interviewed over 1100 different business professionals and has a vast network of contacts across Tampa Bay and the Country as a result of the radio show / podcast and his extensive success in Real Estate sales. Learn more about the show at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com!

Effective Hiring Decisions and Practices


Businesses have many direct costs but it is easy to overlook or ignore the indirect costs of a business. These costs range from lost opportunities and workplace inefficiencies to losses that are incurred due to improper hiring. Our guest today, Rachid Zahidi, is an expert in the area of proper hiring techniques and is the CEO of Sentinel Background Checks where he and his staff work to ensure that their customers get all the information they need to make an informed hiring decision. In addition, Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across other industries including risk management, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He has taken all of his years of experience to create the ground breaking book, “The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks”. You can pick up a copy of the book by following the link and take advantage of our free audiobook offer too available on Amazon too by visiting!

Rachid and Jamie discuss the background check process for business owners and touch on the vast network of different sources and databases that house all of this critical information. Rachid touches on the importance of conducting proper background checks as well as how a proper check is done. We also learn about the various types of background checks and the advantages and weaknesses of them. Obviously privacy is a key area of concern in this business and we touch on that too and Rachid shares with the audience some general tips on how to hire the right people to fit your organization.

“Hiring is a process, not an event” states Rachid and elaborates on good hiring processes which he advises should include 3 different screeners and 3 separate interviews before making a decision. All businesses focus on building a successful team and Rachid states that by identifying and implementing 3 key conversations per staff member, you maximize engagement and opportunity with that staff member. The first conversation begins at selection which we just mentioned and then moves on to the onboarding conversation once hired. Lastly, it is important to have accountability conversations throughout the year with the employee. Not just an annual review too; look for teachable moments throughout the year and use these to enhance the employee’s relationship with the business. Whether you need one check or are a large business requiring many screenings, Rachid and Sentinel Background Checks has the solution for you. Get in touch with them today at or 813-425-5528! Find this discussion and many more business leader talks at and on iTunes found here and be sure to subscribe and leave a review too which helps the show and messages spread!

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