The Covid crisis has caused many of us to change the way we do business, and also change how we manage our employees. So, how can we change our perspective on managing these new gaps and inconsistencies in the workforce?
The Theory of Job Fit
“Experience is usually a principal criterion for making hiring decisions… Yet we found little difference in performance between these experienced individuals and those with no experience.”
Navigating the Employment Assessment Marketplace
Finding the right person for your business has never been more challenging, and over-reliance on the resume as a proxy for what someone brings to the table is risky. So, more and more employers are using assessments to help them reduce risk factors and find out more about people as they hire, on-board, and manage them. But, the term ‘employment assessment’ is used loosely today to describe a wide array of products, all ranging from simple to complex
Managing a Productive Remote Workforce
With no choice in the matter, how do you make this prompt transition to a remote home office as smooth as possible for your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic?
I Hate Hiring? If you ever muttered (or shouted) “I hate hiring!” – you are not alone.
If the process of hiring is your worst nightmare, or if you’ve ever hired a dud before, we know how you feel. Because we’ve all done it too – either we’ve ended up in a job that sounded great but it wasn’t, or, when doing the hiring, many of us have been misled by a candidate who seemed perfect but was anything but.
Dipping back into the hiring pool – wait too long and the good fish will be gone!
Covid has created an opportunity for companies that want to step up and bring new team members into their organization. When your community or region starts to open back up, everyone will be re-hiring. There are a few factors that need to be considered now so that you are not in the middle of the pack. Or worse – the last to post your jobs.
Transform the 80/20 Performance Rule into 320/80 Rule
Decades of behavioral research have shown that insights into WHO the person is can result in greater business performance. Information about their behavior that resumes simply don’t include.
How to Evaluate & Assess Sales Candidates
Get Your Sales Team Revving with a Better Hiring Tool Do you need to inject new life into your sales engine? Has your sales team lost its mojo? Hiring new people won’t always reinvigorate a department. Hiring the wrong people can even make it worse. You know that when you post for a sales job, you get that flood of … Read More
Bad for Business: How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee
Updated: August 28th, 2019 No business ever sets out to hire the wrong employee, but it still happens for a variety of reasons. Unclear expectations, personality clashes, poor cultural fit, and a lack of suitable skills or training can lead to low staff satisfaction and high turnover. But what happens when a bad hire turns out to be truly toxic? … Read More
Hiring Freelancers? 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Fit
Updated: August 28th, 2019 In today’s gig economy, freelance workers are more in demand than ever. Working with freelancers offers small businesses (and large ones too) the flexibility to hire for project-specific expertise whenever needed, without long-term commitment. It’s a cost-efficient approach to staffing which can help businesses remain nimble and competitive. However, relying on freelance staff comes with potential … Read More