Archive for the Category ◊ Hiring Manager Resources ◊

• Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Gen Yers aren’t specifically using Facebook for business, but with an average of 700 “friends” and a propensity to change jobs after two years, the lines between social and business are so blurred they aren’t even aware it’s happening. Data out this morning from a study of Facebook’s Gen Y members (18-29) shows that, on average, each […]

• Monday, January 09th, 2012

The smaller your company, the more hiring the right people matters. (Granted making the right hiring decisions is important no matter what size your organization, but when there are only three employees and one is a disaster…) Everyone makes hiring mistakes, but here are five that you might be making without even knowing it: 1. […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Successful leaders empower their people to make decisions, share information, and take risks. Here are three ways to get out of your people’s way and let them take ownership: Give responsibility and autonomy. Let those who demonstrate the capacity to handle responsibility take on new levels of accountability and have autonomy over their tasks and resources. […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

So what if you make a mistake? Here’s how to beat analysis paralysis when hiring a new employee. Any job seeker knows from experience how much first impressions matter. In fact, they probably matter too much. A single interview, after all, rarely uncovers enough information to determine whether someone would be a good employee. To compensate […]

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• Monday, November 14th, 2011

Social experiments have upended almost everything that modern management takes as a given. Science has managed to reveal some crazy things that fly in the face of almost every commonly accepted management practice. Here’s the latest: Rewards for top performers lead them to worse performance. And if you want to foster innovation, bonuses won’t work […]

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• Thursday, September 08th, 2011

by Amy Gallo at Harvard Business Review As politicians and economists puzzle over America’s jobless recovery, managers who have started to hire again face another problem: how to handle all the overqualified candidates coming through their doors. The prevailing wisdom is to avoid such applicants. But the unprecedented availability of top talent created by this […]

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• Monday, June 13th, 2011

Hiring the right employee is a challenging process. Hiring the wrong employee is expensive, costly to your work environment, and time consuming. Hiring the right employee, on the other hand, pays you back in employee productivity, a successful employment relationship, and a positive impact on your total work environment. Hiring the right employee enhances your […]

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• Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

Several years ago, the Corporate Leadership Council surveyed approximately 8,000 recruiters to determine what’s most critical to effective recruiting. The most common answer was “the hiring manager.” In another recent study, the Council analyzed 30 factors to determine what’s most important when it comes to attracting and retaining employees. It found that base pay and […]

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• Thursday, May 19th, 2011

According to an article by Will Helmlinger of the The Resource Development Group, “the cost to replace one Customer Service Representative earning $18,000 annually is nearly $58,000”. A study by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley evaluating the effects of the US Family Medical Leave Act found that “turnover costs for […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

A manager at a major software company is wasting money and making more work for herself. She is making her vendors less effective and more frustrated. Her bosses will notice the lower performance, but they won’t know it’s because she is fishing for minnows with whale bait.This manager, we’ll call her Tina, has been promoted. […]