A New Hire Isn't Always the Best Solution

A New Hire Isn't Always the Best Solution

For many workplace problems, a new hire often seems like the best solution. New employees can take on more responsibilities, bring fresh perspectives, and take your organization in a new direction. However, hiring a new employee often becomes a knee-jerk reaction to a number of problems that can be solved more effectively through other approaches. Whenever you think you need to replace someone or add to your staff, ask these questions first:

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Change Your Hiring Perspective

Change Your Hiring Perspective

When was the last time you interviewed for a job? If you are responsible for applicant interviews and employee selection and have not been on the applicant’s side of the desk in the last few years, it’s time for a refresher course in how it feels. It’s the one way you can authentically project the empathy, consideration, and respect that will attract the best and brightest applicants to your organization.

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Facebook: A New Job Market

Facebook: A New Job Market

Facebook’s large number of users and pages has made it an incredible recruiting opportunity for employers. To allow employers to take advantage of the billions of people who use Facebook, the company now offers the opportunity for employers to post job openings on Facebook. Employers can post jobs that can easily be found on the company page or in the new jobs bookmark. Facebook has outlined the benefits to using Facebook for hiring as including:

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Experience or Talent?

Experience or Talent?

Skim through online job ads, and you’ll find about 95% of them have one word in common: “Starting wages based on experience…,” “Looking for experienced, team-oriented account managers…,” “We are currently seeking an experienced office assistant…” Why is it that experience is so often our number one job criteria? Because we assume an experienced person will require less training and be able to get up to speed faster.


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