9781422125823

Hiring an Employee : Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

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    9781422125823

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    1422125823

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-14
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

Your hiring decisions can make or break your team. Hire the right employees, and your team's performance will soar. Bring the wrong ones on board, and you're likely to see productivity and morale plummet. How to hire right? Understand and master the many steps in the hiring process.Content is sourced from the Harvard ManageMentor modules. The Pocket Mentor Series offers immediate solutions to common challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills.

Table of Contents

Mentor's Message: The Importance of Smart Hiring
Hiring an Employee: The Basicsp. 1
Understanding the Hiring Processp. 3
Five steps to effective hiringp. 4
Defining Job Requirementsp. 7
Identifying ideal background characteristicsp. 9
Stipulating required personal qualitiesp. 9
Considering organizational structure and culturep. 12
Developing a job descriptionp. 13
Recruiting Promising Candidatesp. 17
Using the right recruitment channelsp. 18
Screening resumesp. 20
Interviewing Candidatesp. 23
Understanding the interviewing processp. 24
Choosing an interview approachp. 26
Preparing for the interviewp. 27
Conducting the interviewp. 30
Maintaining control of the interviewp. 35
Asking the right questionsp. 38
Evaluating Candidatesp. 43
Using a decision-making matrixp. 44
Avoiding common mistakesp. 46
Checking referencesp. 48
Making a Decision and a Job Offerp. 51
Arriving at a choicep. 52
Presenting an attractive job offerp. 53
Tips and Toolsp. 59
Tools for Hiring an Employeep. 61
Test Yourselfp. 67
Answers to test questionsp. 70
To Learn Morep. 73
Sources for Hiring an Employeep. 79
Notesp. 81
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