Hiring

When hiring employees, negligent hiring practices can doom the process. Learn from your colleagues’ successes – and avoid their pitfalls.

Smart interview questions, well-written job descriptions, and sharp interviewing result in hiring employees that work out well, AND make you look good in the process.

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More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has predicted since 2006.
Gen Y is a notoriously mobile cohort that relocates a lot, and many won’t settle down to stay until their 30s. Nonetheless, these cities’ ability to attract millennials now leaves them poised for economic vitality for years to come.
Before calling references, ask the applicant, “What am I likely to hear when I contact these people?” The answers may surprise you.
Following years of high unemployment, the hiring outlook for recent U.S. veterans may have finally turned the corner. Employers are confident they gain important skills when they hire former members of the military.
The hiring stakes are particularly high for small businesses. That’s why about two-thirds of small business owners reported in a recent survey that they ask job candidates to undergo drug tests before being hired.
Aside from technical skills acquired through education and training, employers seek applicants with “soft skills” above all else.

Homebuilders across the country are having such a hard time hiring enough skilled construction workers and professional staff that many are forced to turn down jobs or delay projects. That’s why William Lyon Homes in Newport Beach, Calif., is recruiting its future workforce now.

How do you test to see if someone will be able to bring you fresh ideas and make you see your products and systems in ways that defy groupthink?
The recent Millennial Mind Goes to Work survey found surprising insights into their mindset.
Peter Thiel, PayPal cofounder, is always on the lookout for employees who are willing to speak up and share their opinions. To gauge that quality in job candidates and business owners seeking capital for their businesses, he says during interviews: “Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.”
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