Is there any value in investing in the training and development of your employees? Some business owners are cynical when it comes to investing in staff because of the fear that their employee will leave the company before the investment in their employees’ development has paid off. Yes, the fact that your employee may jump […]
As your company grows so does the need for expertise in the area of employee management and payroll. It is during the growth stage that you may be giving more thought to hiring a human resource professional and payroll expert to help manage important details such as pay, benefits, policy and procedures, employee relations and […]
The holiday season is here, which means a busy time of the year for many businesses. Between the retail craze of Black Friday and the celebratory rush of the end of the year, every industry from retail to freight delivery to travel gets hit by an army of customers and an overtime workload. The […]
Dating website EHarmony plans to leverage its online matchmaking skills in the careers marketplace. Starting this December, the company will offer a new platform called Elevated Careers by EHarmony for matching job seekers with their future bosses. The platform will use many of the same algorithms and compatibility assessment tools that EHarmony relies on to […]
As a hiring manager, you already know that finding and hiring the right person for your job opening is critical to your success and the prosperity of your business. You also know that the role of supervisor is by no means easy and that the road can be a bumpy one once you have your […]
There has been an increase in the hiring of students with freshly minted masters level business degrees and small companies are hiring these new grads at a record rate according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This trend is largely attributed to the fact that MBA prepared graduates are primed to apply the business […]
Here’s an article from the archives that employers in the process of interviewing and hiring will find helpful. Behavioral interviewing if you’re not familiar with it is one of the best ways to ensure that you really understand whether the person that you’re interviewing has the experience that you need for your opening.
Arguably the most important stage of the recruitment and selection process is the interview.
The best interviews are those where the interviewer and the interviewee are both relaxed and able to get clear questions and answers across. Here are some key ways that you can start to learn the tools of the interviewers’ trade!
When it comes to reference checking, far too many organizations are falling down on their duties. Although organizations shy away from this practice because of uncertainty and misperceptions pertaining to the ever-changing, complex array of employment-related legal risks, reference checking should be a vital part of every strategic hiring process.
Making a decision on whom to hire during the job interview process isn’t an easy task. Finding and hiring the best candidates starts with asking the right interview questions. The five questions highlighted below will help employers to better assess whether a job applicant is a strong potential hire: