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How to Hire Smart
How to Hire Smart

Have you ever calculated the cost to hire and train a new employee? It costs, on average, thousands of dollars to hire a front line employee. These costs include the hiring process,the temporary loss of productivity and training. Despite this large up-front investment, it may only be the beginning if you make an uninformed hiring decision.

Successful managers and professional recruiters understand the value of their hiring decisions and their hiring practices. They invest in this process and begin by understanding the law, and how it applies to their organization. Learn strategies and methods that will aid you in making sound and objective hiring decisions. Know that as a gatekeeper of your organization, your hiring decisions will leave a legacy – either a good one or a poor one.

Program Content

  • Developing your candidate profile
  • Reading resumes for results
  • Three tier question development
  • Designing rating criteria for a 3 step hiring process
  • Reviewing resumes for inconsistencies and discrepancies
  • The pre-screening process
  • What valuable information must you determine from a cover letter
  • Single versus panel interviews – how to develop consensus
  • Reference checks – 5 questions that you must ask
  • The hiring process, what it is and how to use it

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  1. How do you determine a candidate’s “fit” with your organization?
  2. Why is a cover letter important?
  3. How can you improve upon the selection of internal candidates?
  4. Do you ask candidates to perform an assignment during pre-screening?
  5. T / F: Reference providers gave the answer that the new employer wanted 90% of the time.
  6. T / F: 30% of candidates will not do an assignment as part of the pre-screening process.
  7. Do you know what not to do when assessing a candidate’s ability to perform the job?
  8. Is your organization an equal opportunity employer – and what does this mean?
  9. When can you discriminate when hiring?
  10. What are the three tiers of questioning?

General Information

Why should you attend?
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!
General Program Information
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program