Attributes of the Best Companies In the hiring process, a major consideration for both the company and the potential employee is the “fit” or chemistry between the two parties. From a candidate’s viewpoint, not all companies are created equal and there are some companies that you really don’t want to work for. From the company’s … More ABC’s of Hiring # 40 Attributes of the Best Companies
Every business needs a well thought out plan in order to be successful. A business plan should be used to determine the overall direction of the business and drive decision making, budgets and resources allocation. This outline can be used in any business and the rigor in which it is pursued and in the information … More ABC’s of Hiring #39 How to Write a Business Plan
Every organization needs “A Players” to be successful. They are needed at every level within the organization. “A Players” are the stars who shine and outperform their peers. They are usually recognized as high potential leaders and put on the fast track for increased responsibility and professional development. For 20 years as a hiring manager … More ABC’s of Hiring #38 Attributes of “A Players”
You have completed the initial phone screens and face-to-face interviews and have several qualified candidates with the right skills and experience. Use this list of ten questions to gain a clear picture of which candidate is most suitable for the position. Indications of a person’s character, drive and competence can be gleaned from listening carefully … More ABC’s of Hiring #37 Tiebreaker Interview Questions – Fast and Focused
Once you have determined the need for a new or replacement position in your company, then you must prepare an in-depth plan for filling the opening. The labor force participation rate is 62.4%, the lowest in 38 years. This equates to 94 million people not working and not looking for work. The unemployment rate is … More ABC’s of Hiring #36 You Have an Open Position – Now What?
When should you let your current employer know that you’re going to leave and how much notice should you give when you do? This is one of the most hotly debated questions for employees and employers alike. The answer is that giving two weeks’ notice is professional and courteous, and certainly enough time for most managers … More ABC’s of Hiring #35 – How much notice is the right amount of notice when you resign?
For employees, giving notice is often the one thing they fear most. It is a stressful and uncomfortable exchange with your boss. The fear of giving notice alone can prevent individuals from making the career switch that they already accepted. Here’s how to avoid mishaps and make the process straightforward. Br Prepared Once you have … More ABC’s of Hiring #34 – How to Overcome the Fear of Resigning
Assessment tests can help any employer decide which candidates are the most qualified for a specific job as well as provide coaching and mentoring opportunities post-hire. Assessment tools provide managers a more in-depth read on the individual seeking employment and go beyond the typical means of analysis to highlight candidate qualities that might not be … More ABC’s of Hiring #33 – How to Use Assessment Tests in Your Hiring Process
Employers today are looking for savvy job candidates who possess leadership, strategic thinking, communication and creative problem-solving skills. Stand out from the competition and show that you have these skills. The six “Qs” below represent what every job seeker needs to have and how to show them off when meeting potential employers: IQ: Smarts and critical thinking … More ABC’s of Hiring #32 – 6 Qualities Every Job Seeker Needs to Stand Out From the Competition
Whether in job search mode or not, you should want to be considered and contacted when an exceptional opportunity arises. There are a variety of methods to use as you build your personal brand awareness in your market niche. Employers sometimes passively recruit by simply posting jobs on their company website and waiting for applicants … More ABC’s of Hiring #31- Seven Ways to Make It Easier for Employers to Find and Recruit You