Tag-Archive for ◊ Tips for Hiring Managers ◊

• 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. […]

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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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• 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. […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

One day while reviewing my open positions, it became quite obvious that I was having more success in certain areas and I wanted to know why. I came to the conclusion that it was those departments that I had the most knowledge of and felt the most comfortable with. Those positions all reported to hiring […]