Category Archives: hiring

First, Last or Best?

The first person you interview is not like the first pancake – only for throwing out.  They may be the best of the lot.  Or the best may [..]

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Offers and backgrounds

Don’t make the mistake of giving offers of employment before you have checked the background.  Not just the formal references, but also the social media references and perhaps [..]

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Hiring Tip #36: Listen

Don’t “sell” the job in the interview.  Really listen to the answers to your questions.  Get your “gut” out of the way and investigate, seek, quest.

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Don’t hire the next best because…

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Yes, you need to know them but…

Hire someone you know (or one of your employees knows), but not too well-known. Friends are different from employees.  Employees can become friends but why stress a friendship [..]

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Hire people who are better than you are

Hiring “Mini-Me” means that you will be hiring all your own faults as well as your strengths. Look for someone who complements you, rather than replicates you.

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Hiring Tip #28: Do you depend on the resume?

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Hiring Tip #26: The cost to lose an employee

How much does it cost to lose an employee?  How much to replace them?

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Hiring Tip #23: Before you need them

  Do you, or your hiring managers, have time to develop relationships with people with the talent that you will need before you need them? Do your employees? [..]

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Hiring Tip #22: Are you using LinkedIn effectively?

 Are you using your personal LinkedIn Profile to attract and interact with potential employees?  Are you keeping your company’s LinkedIn page up-top-date and attractive?  Candidates are shoppers, especially [..]

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