Let me pass on two stories of hiring people who were straight out of the military. One was an amazing hire; the other was pretty much a bust.
What do we do when experienced employees don't want to mentor fresh blood? Specializing in products for which experienced talent is hard to recruit, my company has to focus a lot on developing new talent and training them on the technical skills to build a critical talent pipeline. Because of the overall economic volatility, the employees feel insecure of losing what they have. We have found out through exit interviews that young talent is leaving us because they receive little help and training from their seniors. We suspect fear of losing their current position is the reason. What do we do?
— No One Cares Here, manufacturing/production, Lahore, India
Background checks have increased over the past 12 months despite new EEOC guidelines. Background Check Hot List and Data Bank within.
Our new accountants generally do a fine job dealing with routine compliance issues. When it comes to analytical skills, however, most of them are severely lacking. They are unable to project or think beyond the basic answers.
It's easy to test for and to teach basic skills. But how do we test people's analytical skills?
—Final Analysis, hiring manager, financial services, Plantation, Florida