Category: Hiring Tips for Managers

Manage Smarter 29 – Jessica Ogilvie: Recruiting Top Young Talent

Jessica Ogilvie, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette University and a researcher on topics including strategic issues related to front line management, sales, and service. Most recently she was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Research Award by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group. In episode 29, we discuss tips for recruiting on college campuses, the differences between what Gen Z and Millennials are looking for from a job, and how to keep young talent from job hopping.

How Are You Handling Employee Activism?

Younger consumers will do business with your company if you show authentic support for a social cause. These same activist consumers could also be your star employees. Attracting and keeping these employees requires specific action on your part.

Diversity Hiring: Why Your Actions Should Support Your Words

Is it time to fill a key position in your company? Is it also time to change the direction of the vacant position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, here’s why you should slow down your hiring process and start thinking outside the box.

Manage Smarter 12 – Tony Alessandra: Using Data to Reduce Your Hiring Risks

Dr. Tony Alessandra is the author of the best selling book The NEW Art of Managing People and the Chief Visionary Officer of Assessments 24×7 LLC. In episode 12, we discuss how hiring mistakes impact a company in dollars, company morale, productivity, and customer satisfaction; the need for data to check the internal biases that all hiring decision makers have; and tips for making data-driven hiring decisions.

How to Avoid Hiring a Nightmare Employee

Have you heard the one about how human behavior relates to results of Pavlov’s study on salivation in dogs? A physiologist, Pavlov realized that he could train dogs to salivate whenever he entered a room, regardless of whether he came bearing food.

Are You Asking Candidates the Right Interview Questions?

If you’re like most managers, you’re in a hurry to replace the technically competent employee who just left with an individual who possesses the same level of expertise. In our rush to put capable employees on the payroll, we sometimes overlook candidates’ characters.

Here’s How to Handle The Sociopath in Your Group

It happens to the best of us. We’re in a hurry and make a snap decision. We fall victim to a candidate’s charms. Or, we believe what someone is telling us instead of looking to see the truth for ourselves.

Have You Ever Fired A Team Member on the First Day?

If there’s anyone in an organization who’s more excited about the first day than a new employee, it would be the immediate supervisor. Is there ever an instance when an employee should be terminated on his first day?

Is ‘Cultural Fitness’ Part of Your Playbook?

Hiring managers are more aware of cultural fit these days. They know that hiring an individual who’s clearly not going to fit into the existing company culture could be a bad move. Is this attitude always good for an organization?

Will That Candidate Succeed In Your Office Culture?

How important is company culture? Some of today’s most successful tech giants point to adherence to specific cultural practices as the reason for their success.

How to Hire the Best Sales Rep Candidates

There’s an old saying that the most effective strategy is to “hire the wills, coach the skills.” How do you evaluate wills or attitudes during an interview? The trick is to add methodology—meaning structure and consistency—to your approach to hiring.

Would Half of Your Top Performers Leave for the Right Opportunity?

With unemployment at a low 4.4% and enterprises looking for top talent, workers may be grazing greener pastures. Is there anything you can do to stop your best team members from leaving?

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