Recruitment

Making the Right External Hire

We have a dilemma. We have some positions for which we can’t internally promote our existing employees, since they lack the requisite skills (leading teams, innovating, etc.). We considered promoting some folks anyway, but decided against it. That means we now are in the process of recruiting external candidates. Here’s the question: How could we reasonably know that a person externally hired will be better (and stay longer) than someone we promote from within and train?  —A Worried Executive, services, Amherst, Massachusetts

What Are Your Organizations Critical Positions

Although overall unemployment is high, there are critical shortages of workers for some key positions. These shortages can drive higher turnover, long job searches and higher salaries. Here is a plan for determining your organization’s key critical positions—the foundation for your talent management strategy now, and in a rebounding economy.

A Sample New-Hire Survey

One 31-question survey used by Ceridian for its employees. Questions include "How satisfied are you with how the job was described during the interview process compared to what you are actually doing?"

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