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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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You check references before hiring, but ex-employers rarely offer honest opinions. So involve the candidate in the process.

Come talk to me

by on November 1, 1999 11:00pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

There’s one thing that Gary Hirshberg, a self-described cheapskate, will spend good money on: people.
You’re tired of hiring consultants to train your staff. You want your employees to learn about change management, teamwork and communication skills by doing—not sitting and listening to “experts” lecture about it.

Wait before saying yes

by on October 1, 1999 10:30pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

When a hiring manager makes you a fantastic job offer, calm yourself. Never accept an offer on the spot.
When interviewing for a job, determine whether the hiring manager cares more about “hard” qualifications, such as your technical experience, or “soft” skills, such as your work ethic.
Ask, “Who are the top three people you’ve recruited?”
You may figure that in today’s tight labor market beggars can’t be choosers. But by prospecting for the best candidates and screening them effectively, you can make the right call.
Make your broad salary requirements clear from the outset when applying for a job.
Q. When interviewing for a job, I was asked, “What was the worst experience you’ve had with an employee and how did you handle it?”
Hiring managers are using structured role-playing more than ever.
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