7 Steps To Hire The Best

Written by Michael Mercer, Ph.D.

You can use this step-by-step method to hire applicants who are likely to be “superstar” employees: - highly productive - low-turnover

Important: Focus on hiring applicants you rate positively on all seven prediction methods.

1st Prediction Method = Brief Initial Screening Interview

If an applicant’s application looks suitable, then conduct BISI, a customized 15-30 minute over-phone or in-person interview. BISI quickly reveals if an applicant has biographical data similar to your company’s “superstar” employees.

For example, at one company, we discovered “superstar” Sales Reps had many similarities before working for this company: * Work: (a) 1 or 2 previous sales jobs, (b) only 1 or 2 jobs before applying atrepparttar company, and (c) kept prior jobs 2 – 5 years * Education: (a) earned B.A. from state universities, (b) majored in business or liberal arts, (c)worked part-time throughout college, and (d) college jobs entailed a lot of people contact * Pay: Earned less than likely first year compensation at this company * Vocal Style: Exuded high energy

So, this company’s BISI screened-in applicants with similar work, education, pay, and vocal style – and screened-out other applicants.

2nd Prediction Method = Customized Pre-employment Tests

Ifrepparttar 119461 applicant did well on 1st Prediction Method – BISI, then you can have applicant take customized pre-employment tests. Use tests specifically designed to screen applicants and predict: A. Work Behavior – e.g., interpersonal skills, personality, and motivations B. Mental Abilities – e.g., problem-solving, vocabulary, math, grammar, and small detail abilities

Importantly,repparttar 119462 test must use customized “benchmark scores” based on scores of your “superstar” employees. With customized “benchmark scores,” you quickly see if an applicant scored similar to your company’s “superstar” employees.

3rd Prediction Method = In-Depth Interview Using Customized Interview Guide Form

If you deciderepparttar 119463 applicant did fine on 1st and 2nd Prediction Methods, then you may conduct an In-Depth Interview. Crucial: Create a customized Interview Guide document for each job, including (a) 6 – 9 key “make-or-brake” job talents, (b) questions to ask, (b) note-taking, and (c) ratings.

Importantly, you must provide seminar training to teach managers how to use your customized Interview Guides to assess applicants. Without superb training, interviewers fail to hirerepparttar 119464 best.

Nine Secrets to Running Outstanding Meetings

Written by Ed Sykes

Nine Ways Johnny Carson Can Help You Run Outstanding Meetings By Ed Sykes © 2005 all Rights Reserved

Recently, America lost one ofrepparttar giants of late night television, Johnny Carson. He was a master at his craft, because he would conduct his show, essentially like a ninety minute meeting. The program would be entertaining, insightful, informative, and leave you wanting more.

Many times we fear going to meetings because we feel, based on past experiences, that they are going to be boring, not relevant, lack information, and we can’t wait untilrepparttar 119460 meeting ends.

Here are my eight techniques used by Johnny Carson to make your meetings outstanding for all involved:

1. Do Your Research Johnny Carson would invest time before each show to find out information on what was important to his guests and audience members. He would find out about his guests’ personalities, their interests, and concerns.

Why not dorepparttar 119461 same? E-mailrepparttar 119462 participants with your agenda beforerepparttar 119463 meeting. Ask them for feedback or any concerns they may have concerningrepparttar 119464 meeting. This allows you address any concerns beforerepparttar 119465 meeting and to think through any potential problems and come up with better answers for solutions duringrepparttar 119466 meeting.

2. Planrepparttar 119467 Meeting Masterrepparttar 119468 details for your meeting. Set an agenda with points to be covered andrepparttar 119469 time period for which they will be covered.

3. Invite Onlyrepparttar 119470 “Guests” That Can Contribute When Johnny was finished speaking with one guest, then it was time to bring out his next guest and engage in conversation with that guest. When he finished speaking with his guests he would excuse them so they could leave.

Invite onlyrepparttar 119471 “guests” that are relevant to subject matter at hand. How many times have you wondered, “Why am I here, this meeting doesn’t pertain to me?” Also once your “guest” has contributed torepparttar 119472 meeting and there is nothing else inrepparttar 119473 meeting that pertains to them, excuse them so they can leave.

4. Keep on Time You knew every nightrepparttar 119474 Tonight Show with Johnny Carson would start at its assigned time (unless there was a special event).

Starting you meeting on time shows respect forrepparttar 119475 participants who maderepparttar 119476 effort to show up on time, and let’srepparttar 119477 late comers know that this behavior is unacceptable.

Also designate one person to berepparttar 119478 time keeper. They are responsible for keeping you on track to stay withinrepparttar 119479 time limits for each subject covered inrepparttar 119480 meeting. The results are that you start on time and end on time while accomplishing your meeting agenda.

5. Setrepparttar 119481 Tone Johnny would stand up and greet each guest with an engaging smile and welcome. Dorepparttar 119482 same with your meeting participants. Put them at ease for more informational meetings. Let them know that you really appreciate their feedback and participation.

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