Dynamic Pre-Hiring Practices

Written by Charlon Bobo

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A method that works well is to request a resume via FAX. This allows complete anonymity. No company information is offered. If a candidate looks promising, you will contact them, not vice versa.

Another anonymous method for contact is a feature found on craigslist.com. Job posters are givenrepparttar option of “anonymizing” their email address, which encrypts it so applicants don’t have direct contact information.

2. Eagerness is apparent in a timely response byrepparttar 136519 applicant to your requests. If s/he delays in responding, will they delay in showing up for work? Or delay in gettingrepparttar 136520 job done? It makes a prospective employer wonder.

3. Forrepparttar 136521 first few exchanges, contactrepparttar 136522 applicant using an anonymous or generic email address. If someone is not a good candidate, for whatever reason, they do not have access to your direct contact information. You expend no time or energy communicating with candidates that are not excellent candidates.

4. Based on a promising resume, initiate contact withrepparttar 136523 applicant and ask for an email response to several questions that may or may not relate torepparttar 136524 available position, e.g.: · Why didrepparttar 136525 ad resonate with you? (Which they would have answered to some degree in their first email!) · What made you respond specifically to this ad? · What are your favorite activities when you are not working?

These questions putrepparttar 136526 applicant at ease to respond honestly and provide you with a great deal of “behind-the-scenes” insight into your prospective employee.

5. The response will confirm whether or not applicant is able to followrepparttar 136527 instructions inrepparttar 136528 ad. If not, it’s not a good thing, but they're not eliminated fromrepparttar 136529 interviewing process. Perhaps they're overly eager or were blasting employers. The lesson here is to refrain from drawing conclusions about them, but be watchful.

6. Establish a dialogue of at least two emails before setting up a personal interview. Based onrepparttar 136530 prospective employee’s timely first response to your questions, email a second time asking specific questions relating to their response. This gives you additional, telling information and communicates that you are actively listening and genuinely interested in them.

7. Whenrepparttar 136531 email dialogue process has narrowedrepparttar 136532 candidate list, arrange a convenient time to speak via telephone. This will provide additional, valuable information.

8. Ifrepparttar 136533 telephone meeting goes well, atrepparttar 136534 end ofrepparttar 136535 discussion inviterepparttar 136536 candidate for a personal interview.

Followingrepparttar 136537 preceding steps will give you an advantage by not only limitingrepparttar 136538 number of potential employees torepparttar 136539 most qualified, but also by taking control of what can be a tedious and inefficient pre-hiring process. Pay close attention torepparttar 136540 responses you receive from potential candidates; it is possible to learn quite a bit from initial contact that will save you time and energy when you are considering inviting prospective employees to a formal interview. The pre-hiring process does not have to be challenging if confronted with intentional and precise preparation.

This process is well worth your time. The hiring process should not be taken lightly, and a great fit is all-important. Inrepparttar 136541 end, you have hired quality people you keep for a long time, saving you many headaches!


Dynamic Interviewing Practices

Written by Charlon Bobo

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2. After completing all interviews, compare interview sheets/notes. Assign a number system if necessary to make an assessment that allows you to compare “apples to apples.”

3. Based onrepparttar results of interviews, make a final decision on which candidates will be invited torepparttar 136518 office to be tested. During a 45-minute session, small tests are designed to test how applicants respond, how quickly they are able to grasp concepts, what type of questions they ask, etc.

4. After testing, a final decision is made andrepparttar 136519 chosen applicant is contacted via a personal telephone call.

5. Contact each ofrepparttar 136520 other applicants (not being hired) and extend a personal message indicating that a final decision was made and that you wish themrepparttar 136521 best in their job search. This is a consideration not given to most applicants, but it leaves a positive impression. You may also indicate that if you search for additional help inrepparttar 136522 future, they are atrepparttar 136523 top of your list! And, they will probably remember you because you tookrepparttar 136524 time to call.

6. The first item of businessrepparttar 136525 first day of employment is to have employee sign an Agreement that includes details on issues of confidentiality and a 30-day trial period. This window of time can vary but this is an excellent way of ensuring both sides are compatible before making any long-term assumptions. Agreement should include details of expectations for both sides as well as a method of actions taken inrepparttar 136526 case of inappropriate actions/behavior beforerepparttar 136527 person would officially be let go. The clearerrepparttar 136528 expectations,repparttar 136529 better for everyone.

Followingrepparttar 136530 guidelines provided,repparttar 136531 interview process can be efficient and effective, resulting in quality staff additions that truly enhance your business. Keep in mind that your business is unique and additional groundwork is required to focus on specific questions that provide answers you need to makerepparttar 136532 best decision. Making thorough notes following each interview will ensure a clear recollection of each candidate when it comes time to selectrepparttar 136533 best candidate forrepparttar 136534 job. Approachrepparttar 136535 interview process by adhering torepparttar 136536 above guidelines, and expect a dynamic outcome as a result!


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