Archive for the ‘Recruitment & Staffing’ Category

Hiring The Best People

Companies need the best people in order to be successful. But there can be challenges that these same companies may face when looking for the best people in the job market. Hiring them may not be as easy if companies don’t know how. Here are some tips that might help in trying to hire the […]

Transitioning to a Career in Human Resources Management

Although there are colleges and universities that offer courses in Human Resource Management, many HR managers actually started their careers in different industries or in other departments.  They likely joined the human resources team as managers either by luck or because they enjoy working with other people.If you are interested to become part of a human resources department despite coming from a different work background, here are some helpful tips for you to become a part of this wonderful c…

The Essence of Background Checking

Apart from selecting prospective employees based on work-based accomplishments and skills, hiring managers should also check the applicants’ background.  An effective background check seeks to authenticate the information supplied by a job applicant on his or her resume and interviews.  Once the hiring manager spots an inconsistency to the applicant’s claims and credentials, the company would simply look for another suitable candidate.In contrast, when hiring an employee without making sure whet…

Using LinkedIn for Recruiting Employees

While many companies make social networking sites inaccessible to their employees within the work environment, others take a different approach and use these websites to their advantage.  LinkedIn, for instance, connects people with a network of colleagues, former and current bosses, mentors, and other important people within the industry.  Members also create a profile similar to their resumé, displaying their work skills and experience to potential employers.  Meanwhile, recruiters likewise se…

Twitter is a Job Qualification?

Best Buy puts up a job posting searching for a “Senior Manager for Emerging Media Marketing.”  Aside from the usual qualifications such as a bachelor’s degree (although a graduate degree is much preferred) and two-or-years of experience in marketing, the company is also looking for qualifications that address a candidate’s enthusiasm to new forms of media.  For instance, an ideal candidate for the job should have at least one year of active blogging as well as having a Twitter account with more …

Interview Questions and Bad Answers

Job seekers can say the darnest things.  In a day filled with job interviews for a single job vacancy, there is at least one candidate who is bound to say a really bad answer.AOL recently compiled a list of “memorable” interview responses from top hiring managers and you would not believe what they have heard over the years of recruitment.  Here are the top ten job interview answers that we think will go down in history as the worst of the lot.Number 10:  Having no idea about technologyWhat kind…

Intelligence In The Workplace

According to the result of a meta-analysis of more the 100 studies involving over 20,000 people, the abilities or skills needed [to succeed] at work does not differ much from the abilities or abilities required [to succeed] at school. This result of this meta-study is published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (January 2004), the press release of which appears in APA.org.The findings of this meta-analysis refute popular beliefs that abilities or intelligence in the workplace i…

Traps to Avoid in Staff Selection

Hiring an employee is what makes or breaks a company.  Companies who invest in getting the right people tend to become financially successful, have less turnovers, and have an overall better reputation compared to their closest competitors.  This is why hiring managers should avoid getting tripped into one of these hiring traps.  Hiring someone who does not fit the cultureThe new employee may have the skills that match what your company wants, but if the employee refuses to adapt the organizatio…

Turning Staffing into Marketing Exercise

If your organization is challenged with a lack of qualified candidates, you need strategic planning and a little bit of targeted marketing to find great prospective employees.  You can achieve this by “selling” your company to the person you want to hire.  However, you need to find the best person for the job.  Defining quality managementA 1999 venture capital survey asked over 450 venture capitalists about what they looked for when it comes to choosing companies to invest in.  When asked about …

Encourage Applicant to Choose Your Competitor

The hiring process is already an expensive task for every company and it has to pay off with a lot of applicants who are interested to become a part of your organization.  However, if your hiring staff puts these potential employees off, do not be surprised if they turn down your invitation for an interview and end up becoming the best workers in your competing company.  Here are some ways to discourage your applicants from working in your company. Put them on terminal holdWhen they call to make…