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5 Things to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Alison Ortscheid on November 29, 2013

What Makes A Good Manager

Not every one is fit for being a manager. As Robin Melhuish explains, there is a certain type of person who is made for being a manager. There are many tasks and responsibilities thatMake sure your manager is the perfect fit. managers hold that some cannot handle. Because of this issue, there are 7 factors that you can look for in order to determine if someone is a fit for the job.

1. Aligned with company goals. The manager should embody the company strategy.
2. Good people skills. A key role for this position is working and managing people.
3. See the big picture. They must be able to rise to the occasion.
4. Good listening skills. Managers need to use listening to avoid or solve issues.
5. Company growth. Do they have certain skills that will help the company grow?
6. Motivation skills. Do they have the ability to motivate their team.
7. The want to manage. Do they really want the job, or are they just taking it because its available. A manager must actually want to manage. 


Co-Workers: Your Worst Enemy

The company culture plays a huge role in how employees work. A large part of company culture is the people. If co-workers are not getting along, the company may be negatively affected by it. According to a recent study, 26% of employees have reported leaving a company because of lack of civility within the workplace. Of course this makes sense - no body wants to work with a rude person. This may cause organizations to lose crucial talent. 

Luckily, there are ways to avoid this incivility within the workplace. An example is Ochsner Health System who implements a 10/5 rule including eye contact and greetings, as well as a no-venting policy to avoid further frustration.

To learn more about what Ochsner does, click here

How To Write A Job Description For Recruitment

As Chris Yeh explains, you should never assume that a person knows everything about your company. Having a short paragraph explaining what your company is all about is a good place to start. A great job description gives readers a sense of what it would be like to work for the company. After giving a short explanation of your company, it is also critical that you consider two other factors.

  • Audience: It is important that you know who your audience is. Every company wants to find the top talent, and in order to do so, they must be able to attract them. Companies must be able to identify with the people they want to attract in order to create the best job description.
  • Job: It is important that you know the job that you are hiring for. You must have a clear idea of what the purpose of the job is, how it is aligned with your company strategy, and what the job entails.

Check out the original article for more information. 

Using Senior Workers To Your Advantage

Take advantage of the knowledge of senior workers!We all know that sooner or later all baby boomers will have left the workplace. However, as Todd Nordstrom explains, although these employees are leaving, there are many things you can learn from them when they are going out the door. It is important as managers to ask your senior workers questions, in order to gain the wisdom they've attained over a long tenure working for you. Some examples of these questions are:

1. What have you learned about work?
2. What have you learned about people?
3. What advice can you give about change?

Your senior workers may have gained knowledge that is not possible for you to attain as a manager. Nordstom advices managers to "mine" the minds of your senior workers for all the information they've got.

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Screening With Social Media: A Gray Area

Social media is a huge part of life nowadays. As we see more millennials enter the workplace, we also begin to see more companies using social media in their hiring process. However, Adam Vaccaro explains how using social media to screen candidates is becoming more of a problem.

We are seeing it become more popular for companies to go to a candidates social media site to search for any immediate deal breakers, only to find something else the company may not want to hire and decide based off that. For example, more companies are using social media to screen, only to subconsciously be screening candidates based of religion or sexual orientation. Because of these subconscious actions, companies should try to stay away from screen with a social media account. 

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