Archive for the ‘Recruitment & Staffing’ Category

Hiring Great Employees

Remember the usual dating quote, “All the good men are taken”?  That is what usually comes to the minds of organizations looking for new hires:  All the best employees are all taken.  The recruitment process can be time consuming and expensive, but if you know how to look into the finer details of each candidate, you may end up with great employees for your company. Check the length of employmentWhenever you read a candidate’s work history, check for how long they have worked for a specific empl…

Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews

The main objective of an organization’s job interviewer is to seek for the best talent for the company. However, even the best of job interviews may soon yield an underperforming or unfavorable employee. Terminating such liabilities would only result to more corporate expenses as the company would have to do another round of job search. This dilemma, however, can be avoided as long as human resources personnel who handle the job interviews avoid the common pitfalls that happen during the hiring …

Digging Deeper in a Job Interview

One of the most common mistakes that job interviewers would do to their applicants is when simply scratch the surface of each applicant, merely accepting what the candidate prepared as his answers to the most common job interview questions. A prospective employee may claim that he was a team leader for a large-scale project in his former employer. However, digging deeper into a job interview may reveal that he merely acted as a consultant to the project. There are many ways to know the inner cha…

How to Recruit Great Talent

Every company wants to find the best employees available, and organizations will do everything just to be able to spot those shining talents. The smartest employers recruit from a pre-qualified candidate pool of potential employees before they need to fill a job. They even develop relationships with potential candidates even before they need them. Here are some of the best ways to develop your organization’s talent pool and recruit employees. The earlier you adopt these strategies, the…

Defining Workforce Diversity

The workforce nowadays has become so diverse with different races, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs (or non-beliefs), political associations, sexual preferences, and many more. Singling your pool of employees according to a single category would not only give a negative impression, but would also create a boring and bland workplace. If you are aiming to have a diverse workplace, there are several issues that you need to evaluate.The local demographics Where your office is located may matter…

Hiring Mistakes Employers Make: Application to Interview

You may not admit it, but human resources people tend to be “human” and overlook a lot of vital details when it comes to selecting an applicant for hiring. Having a bad hire that resulted from bad hiring decisions could sap your organization’s time, training resources, and energy. The following are tips that HR should do when recruiting, interviewing, and hiring people in order to get better employees. These better hires will help you develop a strong, healthy, productive, and competitive compan…

Effective Job Interview Questions

In an employer’s perspective, a job interview should not be a display of power towards the job seeker. An effective staff selection begins with a series of screening processes that defines the qualities, talents, and skills of the applicant and determining if these are the assets that you want to have in the organization. However, you do not need to have a lengthy process to defining competencies for each position. A simple job description with a set of behavior-based interview questions can pin…

Video Resumes in the HR Point-of-View

All of a sudden, video resumes have become a “cool” thing to do when applying for a job. These two- to three-minute clips show a prospective employee introducing himself and answering questions that usually appear during job interviews. More and more job seekers are actually making their own video resumes, complete with professionally-done editing, thinking that it makes them noticed more. The question is: how do employers respond?In an employer survey conducted by Vault Inc., 89% of employers r…

Getting a Manager

For a business owner, one of the most important aspects to focus on is on looking for the right manager. A manager has the responsibility of handling your business in your absence and makes sure that day to day operations as well as business goals are being met. It is not always easy to hire and find the right manager. Here are some tips that may be able to help you find the ideal manager for your business. If you are the type of business owner who just do not have all the time in the world to c…

Temporary to Hire: What is It Worth?

Hiring temporary help has been on the rise since it was introduced in 1946. Nowadays, working as a temp does not only confine you as a secretary or a file clerk, as one can be employed on a variety of job positions on a temporary basis including assembly-line workers, financial officers, even on professional occupations like doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants.Deciding whether or not employ people on temporary contract takes a lot of decision-making. You may want to check out the pros and cons…