As the economy slowly rebounds, many managers are getting ready to do something they haven't done in a long time — hire new workers. Are you out of practice?
Luckily, it shouldn't be as hard to find decent employees now as it was a few years ago, at the peak of the economic boom. But even with a better labor pool to choose from, it's still worth spending time and energy to make sure you make the right hire the first time. Ask yourself these questions to avoid making unfortunate hiring mistakes.
What am I looking for? Many managers start the hiring process by writing, or rewriting, the job description for the position in question. That's usually not a bad idea, but it's only a first step. Certainly, a good job description is a more useful hiring tool than a bad one. But don't get too caught up in trying to capture everything your new hire will potentially do, or every skill or kind of experience the ideal candidate will have....(register to read more)