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5 Things to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Greg Rachke on June 21, 2013

 

Hiring Tips: Allow up to 6 Months for Recruitment

Many HR managers make the mistake of thinking the hiring process will go quickly. Unfortunately, as many of you have figured out, this process can take up as much time as a year.

describe the imageVanessa Merit Nornberg offers ten hiring tips to help ease the process for HR managers. Nornberg says, “Over the last eight years, I've learned some tricks to reduce both the cost and time it takes to continue building my team as Metal Mafia grows.”

In her article, she discusses the lengthiness of the hiring process and tells managers to allow up to six months for recruitment purposes. If there’s anything you should take away from the article, it’s that the hiring process isn’t quick. Your going to want to give yourself enough time to make a smart, educated hiring decision. Because in the end, we all know the negative effects a bad hire can have on your company.

Check out her article on here.

 

Hire for Culture Fit

Think the hiring process doesn’t involve company culture? Think again.

A recent article by Kerry Schofield highlights the key reasons why company culture is crucial to the hiring process.

Schofield states, “positive cultural fit can improve our self-esteem and make us feel more capable of carrying out our work to the best of our ability.” In other words, workers with personalities that fit your company culture are more likely to succeed their positions.

Next time you take an applicant into the board room for an interview, keep in mind that although their credentials may be spot on, their personality may not be. Read more of the article here.

 

Improve Your Hiring Mojo

Schofield states, “positive cultural fit can improve our self-esteem and make us feel more capable of carrying out our work to the best of our ability.” In other words, workers with personalities that fit your company culture are more likely to succeed their positions.

20310309 s Jean Roque, President of Trupp HR wrote an article  outlining her 5  hiring tips to better improve your hiring  process.

 Roque specifically comments on the importance of  behavioral  assessments. She writes, “Assessments can  offer valuable  data  regarding candidate alignment with  desired behaviors  for the job  opening.”

 As Schofield (above) writes in his article, hiring for  company  culture  is essential to your company growth.  Using personal  assessments is  one of the best ways to  ensure that the  candidate you are hiring is the right fit  for  your company.

 Read the article in its entirety here.


Hiring Summer Workers

Thinking about hiring a summer intern? Josh Tolan covers the do’s and don’ts of hiring summer interns.

According to Tolan, recruiting on campus, expanding your candidate pool, and finding candidates with long-term potential are the keys to hiring a quality summer intern.

Over the summer, managers add an average of thirty workers to their business. Don’t be the manager who hires a bad intern.

Read Tolan’s summer hiring tips here.

 

Maintaining a Legal Hiring Process

One of the biggest mistakes HR professionals can make is running an illegal hiring process. Take it from Fox Searchlight.

Melanie Berkowitz takes us through the hiring process through a legal standpoint. She offers her legal advice on how to structure your job description. She says, “Now is the time to take a critical look at your hiring process to make sure it is efficient and effective. Remember: A little bit of common sense goes a long way toward hiring the best employees.”

Before you enter the hiring process, make sure you walk through the details of the position your hiring for and double-check it is legal. Believe it or not, there are employees who are quick to sue if something seems askew.

Read Berkowitz’s article here.

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