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October 9th, 2007
You can’t get the staff these days.
How often have you heard that said?
It’s true that there are some skills gaps in the marketplace and we sometimes think that people in general, are less courteous, aren’t able to communicate well and have an “attitude”.
As the (rather annoying) current phrase goes ..”Whatever!”
Because, as business leaders aren’t we sometimes guilty of not looking inward? If we only look for negative traits - why are we surprised that we only see the negative in people? And anyway, what if it’s our fault by recruiting people into the wrong roles?
Let’s talk about Selection. Not Recruitment but Selection - the bit where the Agency sends along your list of prospective employees. This seems to be where SME’s in particular struggle and usually get it wrong. Without the backing of a large HR department it’s difficult to know:
- What am I looking for?
- How will I know when I see it?
- Who is right for this role?
- How do I know I’m being objective?
As a training provider we are increasingly asked for help in this area so here are 7 quick tips that will help you avoid costly mistakes if you are thinking of “interviewing” someone for a job.