At Hiregy we interview each candidate we present to our client companies and we've gathered feedback on many interviews conducted by area hiring managers. There's one question that seems to give most people grief: "what do you consider your greatest weakness?"
You may have seen the trailer for the movie “The Internship,” a story about 2 middle-aged guys who intern with Google. In one scene, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson struggle to figure out how to do an interview via Skype. While technology such as Skype or Facetime is a valuable tool to use early in the interview process, there are many reasons why you should meet candidates in person before you make any hiring decision.
If you’ve ever worked in a call center, you know that one bad apple can affect the whole bunch. This is a good reason to invest a little more time on the front end to make sure you hire positive candidates. If you take the time to evaluate candidates thoroughly for a positive attitude, your team will thank you for it. In fact, many surveys show teams are more productive and happier when surrounded by other co-workers who are smiling and have friendly, positive attitudes. It’s not only good for your team but also good for your customers.
Successful managers know how critical great administrative support is to their team’s success. This success starts with hiring the right talent in administrative and clerical staffing roles. Strong problem solving, organizational and software skills along with a great team player attitude, excellent customer service and accountability are main ingredients of a successful person in a support role.
We know how important it is for candidates seeking a job to create a long lasting and fantastic first impression, but how important is it for hiring managers to do the very same thing to the candidates they meet? VERY!
Finding the right job on your own is tough. That’s why many job seekers opt to work with a recruiter to help them with their job hunt. Reputable Tampa recruiters can help you locate positions that you won’t find though online job boards. Also, they often have relationships with company leaders that help them to know what kind of hiring is planned in the coming months. Read these tips to find out how to work with a Tampa recruiter to land the job you want.
One of the questions I most often get from hiring managers is “how do you find your candidates?” It is extremely frustrating to hiring managers when they spend time and money with a staffing agency only to find that the candidates they are getting from the agency are the exact same ones they already received from their corporate Monster ad or Craigslist posting. Before the question can be answered, it’s important to understand what type of agency you’re hiring.
Your employees are your most important asset. You’ve invested a tremendous amount of resources in hiring, training and maintaining a skilled workforce. Are you getting the most out of your investment? January is an excellent time to put plans in place to optimize the performance of your staff in the coming year.