Hiring

The Trial Hire - Should You Hire On A Trial Basis?

The Trial Hire - Should You Hire On A Trial Basis?

The beginning of any employment is inherently an evaluation period and some companies embrace this with a probationary time, trial period, or some such language. The intent being to communicate the extra scrutiny the employee will experience to establish trust, learn the company, and contribute acceptably. By making the period explicit it reinforces the need for the person to be on their best behavior which theoretically enhances retention.

Bad Career Advice On LinkedIn

Bad Career Advice On LinkedIn

There is a lot of pandering, click-baiting, bad advice on LinkedIn for job seekers which discourages personal responsibility and discernment and instead suggests corporate discrimination (of many sorts) is the root of job-seeker woes. Oleg Vishnepolsky and Liz Ryan are notable viral examples. Their posts attract thousands of comments and likes.

It's Not About The Money (BUT IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY, AND RESPECT)

It's Not About The Money (BUT IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY, AND RESPECT)

Thousands of people have told me it is not about the money for them. It’s about culture, fit, contribution, team, projects, etc. The list goes on and on. Often they will remark how they are not hung up on the offer amount if the company is right. This is the mature perspective.

While interviewing these people make some of the same remarks to interviewers and everyone nods their head sagely. Everyone knows implicitly that money alone is not the panacea to career growth.

Effective Recruiting In A Zero-Unemployment Economy

Effective Recruiting In A Zero-Unemployment Economy

Our busy economy blesses and curses us with zero unemployment of qualified candidates. Everyone (good) has more work than they know what to do with and the challenge of finding the right team members has become the new key to delivering great solutions, in any field.

How then should you recruit in this kind of market, differently than a recession market where candidates find you? More than ever your brand, process, and effort will define success in hiring the best people.

A Disciplined Interview Feedback System

A Disciplined Interview Feedback System

A good hiring process is a rigorous and disciplined affair. Recording the interviewing team’s opinions of the candidate, derived from a consistent set of questions, is key to evaluating your interviewing prowess, or lack thereof. Immediately recording opinions, before debriefing and persuasion, is important. With objective ranking of candidates you can determine the quality of your interviewers.