Monday, April 20, 2020
What are you doing to keep busy and stay positive during your down time? Have you minimized your time watching the news? Are you taking time to read for enjoyment or reading professional development material and/or participating in webinars? Are you adhering to your local rules on social distancing?
A special thank you to all those who have no down time because they are working and providing a service to all of us.
I would like to hear your thoughts.
Monday, March 16, 2020
In case you have not noticed there is a pandemic. By definition it is an epidemic disease that has spread across a wide region. Here in the NY metro area “draconian” steps are being taken to stop the spread of the Covid19 virus. We have been told that this problem will be here for a period of time and we must take appropriate steps to protect ourselves. I decided to turn off the news and listen to a webinar on steps businesses should take during this pandemic. While several suggestions were offered the one that made the most sense was “Do not make long term decisions for a short term problem”.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In my previous communication I discussed the 4 “Q’s” of recruiting. The most important “Q’s” are “Questions” and “Qualify”. Both of these go together since Qualifying comes from asking Questions. The main issue to decide is if you will use tangible or intangible questions.
Most recruiters and hiring managers will start with the tangible questions because they are the easiest and quickest and they generally involve nothing more than a verification of resume information. It is easy to stop right there because asking the tough questions may not get the answers you want to hear.
The intangible questions would be: willing to travel, willing to relocate, or related questions to specific skill sets. Some skill sets could be management skills, problem solving and energy to achieve long term goals or hobbies.
Before starting a qualifying conversation it is important to identify the intangible questions and ask them first. As the candidate qualifies through the intangible questions, gently move him or her from an intangible to a tangible qualification. This will save your time and the candidate’s time.
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