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Setting Yourself Up For Recruiting Success

So, you’ve decided it’s time to hire someone. From the search for the right candidate to onboarding your new employee, the recruitment process can be overwhelming. There are many factors to consider when hiring a new employee, and it’s best to make the hiring process as efficient as possible in order to find the right person for the position you’re looking to fill the first time around.Over the coming weeks, we’ll explore what we at Achilles Group call Recruiting Effectiveness, or what an effici...

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Recruiting Effectiveness at First Presbyterian

Recruiting the right candidate for your organization doesn’t always mean filling the position with someone similar to the person who you had in the role before. Instead, it should depend on the future direction of the company, so always remember to keep the big picture in mind. Character and experience are just as important as the required job skills in order to ensure you get the best fit to align with the company’s goals and vision.When I started working with First Presbyterian Church of Houst...

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Interesting Items We Have Found on Candidates' Resumes

1. My favorite is still "I bathe regularly." What did he mean? Was it a joke? Was he proud of his regular accomplishment? Either way, no interview followed. - Kristen 2. Many years ago, while searching for a Marketing Assistant, I found this resume item in the experience section:"Alligator Wrangler."I would have brought him in for an interview out of curiosity alone - but company management nixed his chances. Would have been interesting, though. - Sally

The Costs of a Bad Hire

Recruiting and hiring good employees can be the most critical aspect of running a small or medium-sized business. If you don’t hire the right people to begin with, your chances of success are slim to none. It’s easy to make the mistake of relying on the same methods that you've been using for years.Everybody at your company has to contribute, which means more than simply doing one's own job. It means having an impact on your company's ability to compete, keeping your quality standards high, and ...

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The Most Memorable Job Interview I Ever Gave:

Push Back.During an interview a few years ago, I benignly asked a candidate, “Have you ever had to push back against a difficult manager?”He responded,“Once my no-good boss yelled at me and got all up in my face. I’m a MAN and you don’t talk to me like that!” While energetically acting out both parts, he showed me how he forcefully pushed the manager down and made him fall hard on the office furniture.I explained that I was asking him about having to defend company policy to a manager, and that ...

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