Hiring Top Performers
" If you're trying to achieve excellent levels of performance in your organization, it's going to be a lot easier if you hire terrific people in the first place. "
The Pyramid Hiring Technique
The caliber of people who work for your company will arguably have more impact on the sucess of your company than any other factor. The easiest way to create a terrific work force is to hire terrific people in the first place.
Hiring Stress Questions
With references from previous employers harder and harder to obtain, you need to probe any fired or laid off situation as carefully as possible. Try not only to get to the root causes of the issue, but also to gauge the candidate's attitude towards the event.
Keep Hiring Legal
If you think common sense is a good
enough rule of thumb for keeping hiring legal, think again! All hiring managers need to have a basic understanding of the legalities of hiring. And some of the legal issues are probably not as straightforward as you may think.
Checking references is usually done at or near the end of the interview process. Too often it is not done well or thoroughly enough. When you have reached the stage in which you are close to making a decision on a candidate, ask him or her to supply up to five references, at least one reference from every job that he or she has held.
More and more often jobs are being found through electronic job banks such as Adams CareerCity, which you can access through the World Wide Web at www.careercity.com.
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Streetwise Hiring Top Performers
Hiring great people is one of the most difficult and most important challenges you face in running your business.
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- Web Resources
- Advantage Assessment
Sells a hiring system to screen new employees and document fair hiring practices.
Provides consulting and assessment tools for hiring the perfect candidate.
Service offering prescreening of employees for your hiring efforts.
Information on interviewing, hiring do's and dont's, and questions that work.
Selecting Winners, Inc.
Consulting service for improving hiring practices, many good articles on-line.
Small Business Advisor
Article discusses the cost of hiring the wrong person for your business.
Small Business Advisor
Articles addressing how poor hiring and or training can quickly be seen in the new employees performance.
Provides an interesting article on protecting your businesses trade secrets when hiring employees.