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Predicting, Stopping Theft in the Workplace

How prevalent is theft at your workplace? How much is it costing your company? Most importantly, how can you stop it?

The answer is to prevent it before it even becomes an issue. By having a robust screening process in place for job candidates, you can minimize the chance you will hire someone inclined to engage in workplace theft. There are several predictive tools you can use, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Read more about Predicting, Stopping Theft in the Workplace

What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

On October 28, 1992, John Otero went into a Wal-Mart store in Las Cruces, New Mexico to interview for a job as a receiving clerk. During that interview, he was asked the question, “What current or past medical problems might limit your ability to do a job?” Unbeknownst to the interviewer, Otero had been injured in an automobile accident a few years before causing his right arm to be amputated below the elbow. Read more about What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

Structured Interview Checklist

Don’t miss a step during your interview process. Here is a checklist to help you and your candidates have a seamless and consistent experience.

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Why Do You Need A Job Analysis?

Your time is valuable. Isn’t a formal job analysis just busywork? Actually, in this video, I’ll tell you why it’s not…

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Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like most organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. Read more about Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape their lives. Read more about Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

The Value of a Job Analysis

Making a hiring decision without the benefit of a detailed breakdown of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for successful job performance is like attempting to assemble a piece of furniture without instructions. It might go faster, but you’ll probably do it incorrectly, and there is a good chance that it will eventually fall apart. Read more about The Value of a Job Analysis

Candidate Selection: Comparing Apples to Apples

Reality TV shows are great at illustrating the necessity of apples-to-apples comparison. As the end of the season draws near, judges start looking for the smallest detail to differentiate (and eliminate) contestants. By this point, each contestant’s skill level is practically the same, so the judges have to focus on what matters most. Read more about Candidate Selection: Comparing Apples to Apples

Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

3.8 million job openings means a lot of interviews. With an average of five per position, that means about 19 million interviews will be taking place in the next few months. Read more about Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

How to Conduct a Structured Interview

Hiring decisions are very important. You invest a lot in an individual when you make the decision to hire them, and you need to make sure you’re making the right choice. From application to hire, there is a lot to consider when choosing your next employee.  Read more about How to Conduct a Structured Interview

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