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:
Telephone References Versus Written References: Pros and Cons
Transcript of ESBHR Podcast 13: Checking Telephone References Versus Written References Listen to the audio. It’s the first day of August as of the taping of this episode, and I’m preparing for a family reunion that we’re hosting in Massachusetts this year. I also have several house guests, including my 8 year old niece and her […]
The Five Traits of Successful Supervisors– Revisited
I’ve worked with dozens of supervisors over the last several years and have found the five traits that follow to be consistent behaviors with those supervisors whom I considered to be the cream of the crop. These are the leaders who consistently receive high praise and respect…
ESBHR Podcast 14: The Best Reference Questions To Ask For Maximum Results
In this episode, I’ll share with you a list of core reference questions that you should ask about your job candidate and why employment reference check questions are important. Watch the video Read the Transcript
ESBHR Podcast 13: Telephone References Versus Written References
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
Supervisors: Let Your Voice Be Heard & Win A Free 60 Minute Employee Management Consultation!
I’ve worked as a human resources consultant to managers for over 20 years. Because of my background in HR, I’m often asked questions about how to handle a difficult employee situation, how to best interview, or ways to keep employees engaged. I’m dedicated to providing you…
Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organization. That sounds simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more.
Preparing For the Interview
Transcript of ESBHR Podcast #4: Preparing for the Interview Listen to the audio version here Lack of preparation is a mistake that many hiring managers make when they are in the process of trying to fill a job opening. I think that is because the interview process is a deceptively simple process on the surface. But, […]
Employers Required To Provide Nursing Mothers Break Time
Here’s an excerpt from a blog post from the website of Phelps Dunbar, Counselors at Law, LLC on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, (FLSA), relating to nursing mothers. An amendment to the FLSA requires employers to provide a “reasonable break time” to permit an employee…
Just My Opinion: Should Companies Not Hire The Unemployed?
The article, “Out Of Work Job Applicants Told Unemployed Need Not Apply” is all the buzz for those who have seen it in HR circles. It was even shared in an HR group that I’m a member of on Linked In. I read the article. It describes how companies are posting job listings with the caveat…
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