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Giving an Interview: How to Start the Interview
Giving an Interview: How to Start the Interview
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-09-2010 03:54 AM
Views: 2378
Synopsis:

Interviewing an employee is one of the most important jobs that a manager will do. All interviews need to have a combination of legal and effective questions that will hire the best candidate and keep the company out of legal jeopardy. Setting the right tone at the beginning of an interview is essential to the whole process.

 

Preparing for an Effective Interview
Preparing for an Effective Interview
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-09-2010 03:54 AM
Views: 1099
Synopsis:

Hiring a new employee can be a legally dangerous situation. Turnover as a result of a bad hire can be costly. Most studies show a cost of about 30% of the employee's annual salary to find a replacement. In addition, interviews can put the company in legal jeopardy if they are not conducted correctly. One of the most important aspects of conducting a legal and effective interview is the preparation. In addition to preparing questions that are legally acceptable, an interviewer needs to make sure that the questions also are sufficient to provide an effective hire.

The Best Ways to Get Your Employees to Embrace Change
The Best Ways to Get Your Employees to Embrace Change
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-06-2010 03:57 AM
Views: 1135
Synopsis:

Change is inevitable. Unfortunately, change can bring about fear, uncertainty and distrust amongst your workforce. These reactions are normal. Most people will feel one if not all of these feelings at some point when faced with change. It's your job as a manager to get them through these tough times. The business world is constantly in flux and it will be a constant challenge for all managers to bring their employees along and through these changes. Here are three ways to help your employees to embrace change.

 

Decrease Employee Turnover Through Behavioral Interviewing
Decrease Employee Turnover Through Behavioral Interviewing
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-06-2010 03:55 AM
Views: 1179
Synopsis:

Turnover is a huge problem in every organization; however some are worse than others. Most estimates say that employee turnover costs from 35% to as much as 100% of an employee's salary. The cost to recruit, interview, hire and train new employees increases every year. Turnover, of course, cannot be fully stopped, but one of the most effective ways to lower it is to higher better employees from the beginning. If you the employee that you hire has the skills, knowledge, ability and desire to do the job you hired them for then there is a much better chance that they won't quit or be terminated. The most effect way to hire a solid, productive, happy employee is through behavior based interviewing.

Interviewing: Facts are the Key to making it more than a gut feeling
Interviewing: Facts are the Key to making it more than a gut feeling
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-05-2010 03:58 AM
Views: 1262
Synopsis:

Facts are the buried treasure of any interview. As an interviewer your main objective is to dig through everything and get the facts that determine if the candidate has the knowledge, skills and ability to do the job you are hiring for effectively. The way to accomplish this is through behavior-based questions. These are questions that are designed to uncover past behaviors that can be used to predict future behaviors.

Interviewing: How to Insure Fair Treatment for All Applicants
Interviewing: How to Insure Fair Treatment for All Applicants
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-05-2010 03:57 AM
Views: 1127
Synopsis:

Discrimination in hiring is prohibited by federal and most state laws and should be avoided at all costs. Individuals who have been discriminated against can seek redress in civil court and it can cost your company dearly in both reputation and dollars. Discrimination is prohibited against the following protected classes or groups: race, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, disability, military service, religion and color. The questions asked during an interview are the most important part of avoiding employment law discrimination. The best way to avoid any mistakes is to ask the same exact questions to every candidate who comes to your business for a job interview.

The Importance of Note Taking in Interviewing
The Importance of Note Taking in Interviewing
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-05-2010 03:57 AM
Views: 3759
Synopsis:

Note taking is absolutely paramount when conducting an interview. The notes you take will be the only way to verify the facts garnered in the interview. Relying solely on memory will lead to thinking only about impressions. This leads to biases and preconceptions. Whether we realize it or not, everyone has developed biases and even if they are subconscious they can affect the way we view a candidate. Interviewing is more than a gut feeling, it's about finding the best person who has the knowledge, ability and experience to do the job. Note taking is imperative for successful hiring.

Continually Improve Yourself for Business Success
Continually Improve Yourself for Business Success
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-05-2010 03:56 AM
Views: 1042
Synopsis:

It takes an extremely hard working dedicated organization to make it in the business world today. Times are tight. People have less money to spend and there seems to be a constant barrage of bad news. Businesses who wish to succeed need to not only work hard, but also to constantly improve themselves and their organizations in order to achieve success. It isn't enough to just work hard, but they have to work smart and constantly look for ways to change and innovate.

Avoid the Legal Nightmare of Discrimination in Hiring Employees
Avoid the Legal Nightmare of Discrimination in Hiring Employees
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-04-2010 03:58 AM
Views: 1062
Synopsis:

Discrimination itself is not actually illegal. We discriminate every day. When we go to lunch we discriminate against some foods in favor of ones we like. When we make friends we discriminate against some people in favor of others and we do so because of personal like and dislikes. This type of discrimination is, of course, not considered illegal.

The Power of Listening in an Interview
The Power of Listening in an Interview
Category: Articles
Posted: 12-04-2010 03:58 AM
Views: 1123
Synopsis:

Poor listening in the number one weakness of interviewers. Poor listeners miss the important information that the candidate is giving them in the interview and as a result make poor hiring decisions. While this is a weakness for most interviewers, the good news is that there are ways to become a better listener and make the hiring decisions that are best for your company and for your own future as a manager. Plus, applicants who rate the interviewer as an attentive listener rate your company hirer even if they don't get the job.


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