Tag Archives: Recruitment

Checking References – Don’t be annoying, be organized!

Recently I was contacted by someone to provide a reference for someone else. I was surprised to receive the call because I had not been informed that I was on someone’s list of references to begin with. A helpful tip … Continue reading

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Interviewing a Candidate

Do some of the interviews in your organization remind you of a skit from the famed comedy group Monty Python? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjBfatgVlfI&feature=player_embedded I hope not, but I have in my experience seen some interviews unfold that were obviously very disorganized. I … Continue reading

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Screening Your Applicants

Have you ever sat down with a manager who screens resumes for a position only to explain the reason they think  certain resumes qualify for interviews is because “these resumes are from nice people”? Or are you maybe one of … Continue reading

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Job Postings

While reading a job posting nothing bothers me more than reading a list of sought after qualifications that are so generalized in nature that you are left wondering if the recruitment officer or manager even knows what the job does. … Continue reading

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Job Descriptions

In a previous article “Job Analysis” I wrote of one of the most common reasons for engaging in such a process was in order to obtain the critical data needed to create a job description. Job descriptions are regarded by some … Continue reading

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Job Analysis

Too often in organizations job analysis is an area that is overlooked; however it is critical to understanding the nature of the job the organization needs to achieve its goals. Most commonly management will forego an analysis simply because they … Continue reading

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Succession Planning – The Basics

We hear it all over the place, “succession plan”, it’s become buzz words that seem to light up the eyes of many managers, HR professionals and leaders in the business community. In fact I was shopping recently and actually overheard … Continue reading

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