Episode 13 highlights the pros and cons of using telephone references versus written references and how the information that you obtain based on each reference type can positively or negatively impact your hiring decision. Read the transcript Watch the video
Welcome to the Easy Small Business HR podcast page. Here's where I share my perspective on a number of challenges that you may be facing as a manager when hiring, employee relations, and everything in between. You can download the mp3 versions of each podcast and play as you go, subscribe via iTunes, or just listen from your laptop or computer.
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In Episode 12 of the Easy Small Business Employee Hiring and Managing Tips Podcast, I will discuss the key reasons why employee reference checking is an important next step. I will also provide you with 4 reference checking tips to ensure that the reference process goes smoothly. Read the transcript Watch the video
You’ve prepared your job description and interview questions and have interviewed several candidates. You’re ready to make a decision about who you should hire! What are the next steps? I’ll walk you through the next phase in the process in Episode 11 of Employee Hiring and Managing Tips. Watch the video. Read the transcript.
Listening to your applicant’s responses is just as important if not more important than asking the right questions. In episode 10 of my Employee Hiring and Managing Tips Podcast, I’ll discuss how you should begin to think about deciphering the responses of your job applicant. Watch the video. Read the transcript.
One of the keys to a successful interview is helping your job applicant to feel as comfortable as possible; or as comfortable as anyone can feel when being interviewed! Take a little time before the start of the actual interview to make small talk with your job applicant. It will help you both to relax […]
Are you unsure about the types of questions that you can or cannot ask while interviewing job candidates? Join me as I explore the questions that you want to avoid asking job candidates during the interview and why. Upcoming episodes in the hiring series will focus on building rapport during your interview, how to assess […]
This podcast will focus on what I think are five of the best types of interview questions to ask, no matter what type of job it is that you are interviewing for. I’ll also cover the reasons why you should ask these specific interview questions. Watch the video. Read the transcript.
In the last episode, I gave you tips on how to write a job description or job summary. You’ve developed a job description, and now you’re ready to interview. This podcast will cover how to develop interview questions using the behavioral interviewing style of questioning job applicants. Thanks for listening! Watch the video. Read the […]
A job description can be an essential tool when hiring employees as part of the job interview process. A clearly written job description is also one of several ways to help you to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings of what is required of your employees once hired. In podcast episode #5, “How To Write A […]
Lack of preparation for your interview with your job applicant is a common mistake made in the hiring process, but it’s a mistake that can cost you in terms of lost productivity and revenue if you hire the wrong person for your opening. In Episode 4, I’ll discuss the importance of preparing for your face […]