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Hiring Wisdom: 4 Things About Making the Hire/Don't Hire Decision

Hiring Wisdom: 4 Things About Making the Hire/Don't Hire Decision | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The following is a best practice, proven technique for making better hiring decisions: If you make the final hire/don't hire decision, there are four things to consider: The results of testing should count for 30 percent.


The author breaks down the different elements of hiring decision making. Not sure where the data came from - again it's expressed as fact but appears to be more along the line of opinion. Here's an alternative idea to the way the author throws out percentages as if they are based on a scientific study:


The interview is the most important element of determining whether a candidate can achieve the desired results. Unfortunately, most interviews conducting by most hiring managers are a complete waste of time and useless.


External validation, vetting, and verification should be used to determine is what I saw and heard in the interview the truth - and it helps to maintain objectivity and rational thinking.


Gut feeling and intuition plays no part in the assessment since this is on a foundation of bias and emotion. You're still going to make first impressions - impossible to avoid - but validate through collecting rich information in the interview and externally.


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The Three Huge Hiring Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make

The Three Huge Hiring Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Every company can improve their hiring in some way.  And given how important successful hiring is, it’s scary to think that two-thirds of companies continue to make bad hires.  Here are three key (The three huge hiring mistakes that most companies...


Another cut on hiring mistakes and errors - which now appears to be one of the most common blog posts appearing on the Net. Is this because of an increase in hiring? Could the job market finallly be making a return?


Interesting side note, most of the major mistakes in hiring occur because hiring managers and HR take short-cuts, they refuse to abide by common simple best practices and frequently fall victim to taking short-cuts and cutting corners.


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Hiring managers only need to know three basis interview questions ...

Hiring managers only need to know three basis interview questions ... | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Understanding if you're interviewing top talent can be accurately determined by using the 3+2 interview method. It's easy ... It just seems logical that asking the best interview questions are the best way to determine the quality of your next hire.


Carl talks about asking the best interview questions - but where did you learn to ask questions. Most CEOs and Senior Executives claim that they are still using the same questions asked of them 20 plus years ago. Perhaps, it's time to conduct a check-up to determine if the best questions are being asked.


Just because these were the appropriate questions when Henry Ford started cranking out Model T's - it doesn't mean that they are still relevant today.


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The Top 10 Hiring Mistakes | Mark Hamade Blog

The Top 10 Hiring Mistakes | Mark Hamade Blog | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The hiring process takes time and effort. There is a big temptation to add someone who is available at that moment and looks like they have the skills to do it. This is often a mistake. Here is a list of other hiring mistakes that ...


A nice list of mistakes hiring managers typically make. NOT our list and NOT based on any quantiative research - more of an experiential view of hiring mistakes. However, he does a good job in listing some of the most common mistakes.


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6 Characteristics of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations - Becker's Hospital Review

6 Characteristics of High-Performing Healthcare Organizations - Becker's Hospital Review | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
6 Characteristics of High-Performing Healthcare OrganizationsBecker's Hospital ReviewNearly every hospital has recognized this to some degree or another and has begun process improvement and other efforts to address efficiency and quality.


Here's an article that supports our Hiring Approach - specificallly in healthcare organizations. I zeroed in one the very first recommedation: Don't tolerate low performers - why DO you tolerate average or mediocre performance?


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How Small Businesses Can Leap Ahead With Social Recruiting - Huffington Post

How Small Businesses Can Leap Ahead With Social Recruiting - Huffington Post | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
How Small Businesses Can Leap Ahead With Social RecruitingHuffington PostUsing social recruiting platforms helps small businesses look at hiring in a more practical and effective way.


Nice article talking about using social recruiting to find employees. Lacks depth in terms of specifics - but does provide a nice high level view of social recruiting ideas.


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Find New Talent For Your Business With An Employee Referral

This way they'll be sure to refer quality candidates which will improve the hiring process as oppose to hindering it. The following ideas are important to keep in mind when creating the right incentive plan for employees to refer ...


Some excellent ideas on using an employee referral program, especially the recommendation on respond quickly to a referral.


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Hiring is a Top CEO Priority - Forbes

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Hiring is a Top CEO PriorityForbesEven as a recruiting company, we sometimes don't recruit enough talent to build our own team and keep pace with our growth.As the CEO you constantly need to recruit.


It's like company values - if the CEO doesn't set the tone for hiring talent - why should anyone else in the organization care?


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Managers Need You to Screen Out the Weakest Candidates - ERE.net

Managers Need You to Screen Out the Weakest Candidates - ERE.net | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
... correctly define candidate requirements; if you send multiple candidates to the hiring manager only to him/her complain about wrong-skilled people; if turnover stubbornly stays high; if too many people fail training programs; ...


Here's a great quote from the article:


"any organization that uses poor or inaccurate hiring processes is doomed to suffer the long-term consequences of poor employee and manager performance."


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Who’s On Your List to Recruit?

Who’s On Your List to Recruit? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
One of my favorite authors, Seth Godin, recently posted an article on his blog related to hiring. He posed the question that when you... (Are you using Just-in-Time to Recruit Top Talent?
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5 Questions That Identify Top Talent

5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
As a way of helping our clients, we often participate with them in interviews. It is not uncommon for clients to ask us to...


Our clients experience an accuracy rate in interviewing that exceeds 80% when using these questions. We've validated succesful hiring in our client base before and after using these questions with over 1000 firms spread around the globe. The common metric of a successful hire falls around the 50% range for most managers and executives.


Imagine your success if you could raise hiring accuracy into the 80 percent plus range! - Barry Deutsch

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Successful Hiring Isn't Just About Skills: It's About Attitude

Successful Hiring Isn't Just About Skills: It's About Attitude | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
If an employee has great talent but doesn't fit into your business culture, constantly questions policy and their company role or you find a need to be concerned every time the employee talks to one of your best customers, then ...


The book author calls his issue "employee attitude". I look at these same things as basic values, character, and core traits. These are not the most important elements of hiring - but one of the key areas. For example, the ability to deliver the expected outcomes is also critical along with organizational and team cultural fit.


So many "authors" try to claim their one idea or approach is the "solution" to hiring problems. The key is really implementing a series of hiring best practices that cover performance, behavior, and fit. - Barry Deutsch

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How to Snag Top Talent, The Low-Down on Small Business ...

How to Snag Top Talent, The Low-Down on Small Business ... | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
How to Win the Talent War — Are you hiring? This might be an article you want to read before starting the process. Just finding true talent can be difficult, sure, but what can be even harder is getting that top talent to work for ...
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Spark Hire Releases its List of the Top 25 Must Read Blogs For Recruiters - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Spark Hire Releases its List of the Top 25 Must Read Blogs For Recruiters - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Spark Hire Releases its List of the Top 25 Must Read Blogs For RecruitersVirtual-Strategy MagazineRecruiters looking for extra help acquiring top talent to survive and thrive in today's economy can now turn to Spark Hire's...


This is a self-promotion post - or maybe I should call it a pat on the back post. We were just named to one of the top 25 Recruiter Blogs by SparkHire. Even for the most independent minded - a little recognition is always nice for hard work. Thank you Spark Hire.


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Employee hiring: Why good candidates don't get hired - HR.BLR.com

Employee hiring: Why good candidates don't get hired - HR.BLR.com | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee hiring: Why good candidates don't get hiredHR.BLR.comFor a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report "Top 10 Best Practices in HR Management." This comprehensive special report will give you the information you need to know about these current...


Different take on hiring problems and issues. The author of the book talks about the internal barriers companies erect to prevent good people from being hired. Almost takes a process consulting view of the hiring and recruiting function.


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Sales Recruiters - blog*spot

7 Habits of Highly Effective Sales Recruiters - blog*spot | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
This habit leads to unforced hiring errors. “Time to fill” is often stated as a metric to measure the effectiveness of recruiters. Unfortunately, it also leads to bad decisions due to a rush to judgment to hit a lagging indicator metric.


The author describes common best practices - which are usually ignored by the vast majority of hiring managers - resulting in hiring mistakes, hiring errors, and hiring failures.


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Employment Branding: the Only Long-Term Recruiting Strategy ...

Employment Branding: the Only Long-Term Recruiting Strategy ... | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Increasing the number of referrals has added benefits in that it increases employee ownership in the recruiting process, while simultaneously reducing recruiters' workloads. ... Improved College Recruiting.


I'm not convinced that employer branding is the NUMBER 1 recruiting solution. Obviously, the author is a tad biased. However, creating an employer brand is important and this article does a great job describing some of the benefits that accure from having a great brand.


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Hiring average employees takes money quickly from your bottom line

Hiring average employees takes money quickly from your bottom line | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
What's the Value of Hiring Top Talent vs. Average or Below. Employers often think they're hiring the best and brightest, but I've discovered in my 40+ years of hiring and recruiting experience, that doesn't happen all that often.


Nice article by one of my former "associates" Carl Bradford, who specializes in the technology area of recruiting. Carl does a great job demonstrating the COST of a bad hire and the bottom line effect hiring and recruiting has on your business.


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Poor Hiring Decisions: Who Doesn't Hit the Performance Target?

Poor Hiring Decisions: Who Doesn't Hit the Performance Target? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
In most companies, hiring and interviewing is not a process. It's a set of arbitrary events ...


Nice to see scoop.it picking up my blog post. Are you accepting hires who cannot hit your expected results?


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Sales Recruiters - blog*spot

7 Habits of Highly Effective Sales Recruiters - blog*spot | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
We don't like to argue with success or experience, however, we also believe that the team who makes fewer unforced hiring errors wins the game. The SalesGenomix message is that you can be nearly 100% assured of ...


Some excellent points to remember for hiring in general and specifically for sales hiring. One of the greatest errors most companies commit in the hiring of sales people is to NOT be ABR (always be recruiting).


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5 Strategies to Hire the Perfect Sales Rep

5 Strategies to Hire the Perfect Sales Rep | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Hiring sales people is not an enjoyable task; after all, you have a hundred other pressing issues to deal with. However, if you take the right approach you can hire the perfect sales rep. Related posts: 5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid ...


The author mentions a major hiring mistake which - especially for extroverted type A sales managers - "talk less - listen more"


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Helen Dennis: How older workers can overcome barriers to employment - Long Beach Press-Telegram

Helen Dennis: How older workers can overcome barriers to employment - Long Beach Press-Telegram | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Helen Dennis: How older workers can overcome barriers to employmentLong Beach Press-TelegramAdditionally, the hiring manager may assume that older workers have difficulty adapting to a lower-level position.


Helen is one of the experts out there - her ideas and thoughts around older workers - job search- hiring are thought leadership at it's very best.


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How Much HIRING Training Do New Managers or Executives Get?

Tags: Finding Top Talent, Hiring Manager Training, hiring mistakes, hiring process improvement, hiring techniques, hiring tips, interviewing mistakes, interviewing techniques, interviewing tips. categories Hiring Methodology ...


From our Hire and Retain Blog - poorly trained managers and executives who lack effective skills to hire are the number one cause of hiring failure.

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Hope? When hiring, it can be a bad thing

This might be the biggest rookie hiring mistake ever — it definitely is something we all can relate to – and I don't know of one leader that at some point in their career hasn't done this! Here's the problem with this mistake: ...


Hope is not an effective strategy. The vast majority of managers and executives hang onto to staff far beyond the point of rational thinking. You then rationalize all the excuses and explanations for not taking action sooner.


How many times has your team come to you and said "what took you so long" after you let someone go who had not been performing for a very long time? - Barry Deutsch

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Hiring blind - The Free Lance-Star

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Hiring blindThe Free Lance-StarPeople make mistakes, and certainly not everyone who has a conviction in his or her past should be automatically excluded from employment.


Another article justifying conducting background checks. I am still amazed at the number of companies - particularly small businesses and entrepreneurial companies that do not do this basic, no-brainer element of hiring. - Barry Deutsch

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