I have spent the last 20 years studying what science tells us is the best way to hire (or the
things we should not do). This has been supported with practical ‘real life’ experience
working with hundreds of clients. I have witnessed three common traps that surface time
and time again. Here they are:
Building a potent sales team is a challenge for any company; however, accruing passionate individuals with a great deal of potential is the key to success. As such, employers are always on the lookout for candidates that fit this description.
If you hire salespeople, this article from our PrevueHR team is a must read. DOWNLOAD HERE
Assessments are a survey of scientifically constructed questions that when answered by a candidate explain that individual’s personality, attitudes and problem-solving abilities. The candidate’s innate capabilities.
When you read a CV, the best it will tell you is the candidate’s education level, their past employment and their judgement on what they do best. The trouble with this information is that is not an accurate prediction of future success in your job role.
Many managers hire candidates who are not an ideal fit; they want to meet their objectives of filling vacant positions with the best candidates they can find – usually the best of a bad bunch. It would be unrealistic to wait until the perfect fit was found. However, care needs to be taken not to make an accommodation that violates one of the jobs critical behavioural attributes – enter the power Continue reading →
This is a Podcast – 18 minutes. Sorry, no show transcript this week.
I am always on the lookout for interesting info and tips to help you in your hiring process.
Last week I read an interesting article from Dr Daniel Lake – Director of LeadCoachRelease. So rather than my dulcite tones, I have invited Dan on this podcast to speak as a subject expert about Millennials in the workforce.
I was addressing the Auckland Rotary Club when it came to the Q&A a member asked if I could ask just one interview question, what would that be? I quickly replied that I hope I am never in that position.
However, I must say, this question did give me cause for some fast thinking on my feet. Before I give you my answer, I would like to address job interview questions in general. Continue reading →
Are you still hiring like its 1999? It used to be when someone mentioned HR Recruitment; you envisioned a roomful of people interviewing, hiring and exiting people. Times have changed and with it the functions and processes of today’s recruiters. As such, businesses are actively introducing and refining HR technologies to speed up the hiring process, cut administration, source talent and filter applications faster based on specific jobs.
What’s even more exciting Continue reading →