One Good Rule to Improve Your Hiring

I don’t know about you but some of the worse interviewing I ever did was done in the afternoon, especially after lunch. I did not keep track but my gut feeling is that most of the bad candidates I presented to hiring managers were ones from those late afternoon interviews. Based on some recent reading …

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Taking the Mystery out of Hiring Programmers

  PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Python. If you make any sense of this then you are more aware than I am. I am not totally unaware, I realize these are computer languages, programming tools or databases, but I cannot really tell you anything beyond that. Most HR people are in the same situation …

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7 Recruiting Practices to Avoid

A guest post by Eric Friedman How poor recruitment processes can be costing your company  The recruiting process is not always easy—it can be a stressful time for both the candidate looking for the right job and the employer looking for the right candidate. With the lingering effects of the economic downturn continuing to take …

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ABR: A Key Acronym in the War for Talent

  I don’t often write on recruitment or talent acquisition. I leave that to the bazillion other HR bloggers who specialize in that field. However, an article written by Brent Rasmussen, the president of CareerBuilder North America, caught my eye and made me think of this important acronym in the war for talent. Four behaviors …

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A Revisit to Reputation Capital: Key to Hiring in the Future

  I spent a couple of days attending the Middle Tennessee SHRM conference in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the social media team. Several of us were there to introduce “social media” to HR professionals who were not already involved. We talked in terms of recruiting, awareness, the National Labor Relations Act and why it …

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First-Day Essentials for New Hires

You wowed the powers-that-be with your professional portfolio and company-minded attitude. Now it is time to put that preview into practice. Many companies today are seeking employees that are a “best-fit” for the culture, the mission and the corporate vision. Even though there might be a learning curve involved in your new position, the first …

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Hiring only Beautiful People

  Physical attractiveness has been in the news quite a bit lately. Abercrombie & Fitch have been excoriated because of the statements of the president of the company about only wanting attractive people wearing their brand. And now the website Beautifulpeople.com is causing a hub-bub by offering a website that features only “beautiful” candidates to …

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Hire a Veteran, Save Some Money…. And Them

  I had the opportunity to attend a SHRM-Atlanta luncheon that celebrated the successes of 2012. Of the many accolades handed out one went to the team of John Kalusa and Stuart Smith for their VETs initiative. VET stands for Veterans Employment Team which had the goal to assist 1,000 Veterans in returning to civilian …

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A Definition and a Warning about Discrimination.

  I bet you did not know that the EEOC has filed fewer cases this year than last. There have been 122 cases files in 2012, 67 in just the last eight weeks of their fiscal year. The year before there had been 261 cases in fiscal with 167 of those filed in the last …

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To Hire Correctly Hire SLOW

There is no paucity of advice on how to hire people that will help you make the proper match between the individual and your needs as an employer. I have written about this topic as well here and here. As I was falling asleep the other night, during that twilight of the brain time when …

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