What do you look for to make a good hire? How do you know what you should look for or avoid? These are questions we often address with our customers, and are the foundation of any good recruiting initiative. Warren Buffett’s 3 well known attributes are: Intelligence, Energy and integrity (see video here), and if you don’t have have integrity, the first two attributes will kill your organization. With energy and intelligence alone,you will have a company of smart industrious crooks.Read more
I often joke about the fact that after your spouse, the most important decision in life is “how are you going to spend your time.” If you miss just one of these decisions your days or your nights will be miserable…Read more
While the number of job openings continues to rise, companies are taking increasingly longer to extend offers to applicants. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. employers are taking an average of 25 days to fill vacant positions. Large companies with 5,000 or more employees report taking nearly 60 days to fill job vacancies.
According to one CareerBuilder survey, more than 6,000 hiring professions suggested that they had experienced the negative effect associated with hiring someone who was a poor fit for the job. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. employers surveyed reported that just one bad hire had cost their company in excess of $50,000. Read more