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Planning hiring is a standard part of business planning. But too often we just plug in a standard title and some $$ in the budget and think it is done.
Want to hire the best matches for your needs?
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Top tips for Smart Hiring
Develop a recruiting plan for new hires – and use it for replacements also. Include these parts for each potential position:
desired attributes, specific skills, attributes to avoid, possible demographics
potential sources of candidates
application and selection process
Commonly we focus on specific […]
Many executives think that checking references is impossible. “No one will answer honestly” or “All I get is those automated systems” are common complaints. Many admit to not even trying to check references because they assume it will be useless and time wasted.
Yet, references can add significantly to your understanding of whether a candidate will succeed in your organization. And doing reference checks may protect you from problems, turnover, and legal risks.
Sure, you may need to call some people at home if they are unwilling to talk at work. […]
Now is the time many organizations start thinking about the next year’s pay raises. Before you start the hunt for ‘market rates’, projected pay raise averages (overall 3.1% for 2105), budget or other data – think a bit about what you are paying for.
Very few founders, CEOs, or senior executives have thought about their philosophy of compensation directly. Fewer still have tied it to their desired culture. And so, over the decades, I have talked about these issues with many senior folks.
Often I also use a short quiz and […]