Posts Tagged: ‘Recruitment’

How To Answer Interview Weakness Question

May 27, 2011 Posted by The how to answer interview weakness question? This is a great chance to score big on honesty whilst also showing that you are a self developer.
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Interview Preparation Advice

May 23, 2011 Posted by

Interview Preparation in Ireland 2011. Sigmar Recruitment in association with, Accenture, The Irish Times and Straywave.
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Recruitment Interview Skills Training Outlines the Importance of Defining the Role

May 18, 2011 Posted by

Recruitment Interview Skills Training Outlines the Importance of Defining the Role

If you are new to interviewing, or have received no formal training in recruitment interview skills training you may think that the hiring process begins as you interview candidates. However, the hiring process begins long before that!

There are many areas you must consider to help you be fully prepared for each interview. This preparation will enable you to be in total control of the interview and any situations that may come up.

The first and possibly the most important first step is to define the role

1.  Define the role.

Key #1 – Define the Role

Know matter what your experience in interviewing or formal training you have received for interview skills training. You don’t want to hire a person (or several people) without knowing what their specific role within the team will be. The better you define the role, the better you will be able to manage your new staff member. Why? Because they will know before they start the job exactly what is expected of them.

In management of people there is a saying:

Tell them what’s expected
Let them have a go
Tell them how they are doing

Well the truth is that in order to tell them or show them what is expected you have to be extremely clear about the definition of their role.

Of course I accept in some smaller organizations everyone has to muck in and do a bit of everything and that is fine, but candidates who are being interviewed by you have the right to have a clear understanding of the definition of the role they have applied for and also what is expected of them

There is nothing more discouraging to a new employee than doing a job that isn’t what he thought it would be. And there is nothing more discouraging for a leader to have hired someone who wasn’t right for the job.

If the role is not defined clearly from the beginning, it will cost the organization money and time. In our Recruitment interviewing skills training course we believe this is a must before even advertising for the job, let alone before interviewing candidates. To define the role of the new position, identify the answers to these seven important questions:

1.  What does the job entail?

2.  What are the primary duties of this job?

3.  What are the secondary duties of this job?

4.  What are the responsibilities of this job?

5.  What are the authorities of this job?

6.  What are the reporting structures for this job?

7.  What are the core competencies needed to perform the job?

If you enter into a recruitment interview and do not know the answers to these questions, it will not matter how good your skills are at recruitment interviewing or whether indeed you have received formal recruitment interviewing skills training, you will have less than a 50% chance of choosing the right candidate.

Premier Training has immense experience working with companies from all different sectors. Please get in touch for more information about our Recruitment interviewing skills training course and our other training courses.

Good Recruitment Interviewing Skills Training Make Recruiting the Right Person Easy

May 16, 2011 Posted by

Good Recruitment Interviewing Skills Training Make Recruiting the Right Person Easy

When you invest in new staff, you want to make the wisest decisions possible. It is in your best interest to make sure that the decision you make is made on an informed basis which has been brought about by the training you have received for recruitment interviewing skills. It is time well spent reviewing resumes and conducting informative interviews to make sure you hire the best people for the job. When you hire the right people to begin with, you will save yourself a substantial amount of time hiring and training replacement staff down the road. The more skillful you become at recruitment interviewing skills the easier you will make the recruitment and management process

By hiring the right people, you will also be saving your company recruiting and training costs. As a leader, your company trusts you to interview and hire staff that will benefit the company. Let’s discuss these and other reasons in further detail.

7 Reasons to Hire the Right People the First Time:

1. You will save yourself time interviewing, training and hiring down the road. It takes a lot of time (and money) to advertise open positions, review resumes, screen applicants, set up interviews, conduct the interviews, extend offers, and then start training the new staff. The less time you have to spend doing this work, the more time you can spend leading, motivating, developing and training your team.

2. You will save the company recruiting and training costs. Just think of all the people that a new staff member spends time training with:

* A Human Resource manager to go over paper work and company policies.
* Yourself or a trainer to go over on the job coaching and training.
* Fellow staff members for job shadowing.
* A corporate trainer for soft skills training.
* A trainer for technical training.

That is a lot of time and as they say time is money. If your recruitment interview skills produce a staff member who is willing to contribute to the company’s success, then the time is well spent. If the new staff member is not excited about his job, or worse hates his job, then it is time (and again money) wasted.

3. You will increase productivity and have less hassle as you try and ramp up new employees. When through correct recruitment interview skills you hire the right person the first time, your business will experience an increase in productivity. The new staff member will be motivated to jump in and learn! Once all your staff members are in place, you won’t see your time being wasted from constantly having an empty chair to fill.

4. You will increase customer satisfaction. New staff members who have been recruited correctly through the best practices of recruitment interviewing skills techniques will be easily trained in your ways of doing things, they will be open to learning and training. It will be easy for you to train them how to handle a wide range of customer service situations. Eventually they will need little assistance from you. Customers will appreciate their courtesy, professionalism, and efficiency. If you are constantly recruiting and interviewing new staff, you will have more customer complaints about unknowledgeable, unhelpful, and inefficient staff.

5.  You will increase morale and see less distraction. There is no doubt about it; a high turnover causes quite a bit of distraction among other staff members. There are questions floating around about why the staff member left, if he was terminated, if there is going to be layoffs, etc. If it is the case where you had to terminate the staff member, (even if the staff member had to be replaced because you got it wrong through poor recruitment interviewing skills) other staff members will wonder who’s next? This distraction decreases morale and can negatively impact the entire department. When the right people are in place, morale is high and there is much less distraction.

6.  You will build team spirit. Staff members that know each other, enjoy working together, and are motivated by a leader (you!) build a strong bond powerful, dynamic team spirit. It is more difficult to build this team spirit when the members of the team are constantly changing and you are spending all your time on recruitment interviewing.

7.  You will give your company a good reputation. Applicants often ask about a companies staff turnover rate. When you have a low turnover rate, your company will gain the reputation as an employer with a first-class reputation for looking after their people. In fact many companies are now finding it is money well spent training their leaders and managers in recruitment interviewing skills and saving money on recruitment costs.

Premier Training has immense experience working with companies from all different sectors. Please get in touch for more information about our Recruitment interviewing skills training course and our other training courses.

The Recruitment Process Part 3 – Job interview hints and tips

May 2, 2011 Posted by

Graduate Recruitment Manager, NSW at Deloitte. Samantha talks about the interview format and how to make yourself stand out on the day.
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Top Interviewer Mistakes

April 23, 2011 Posted by

Take a look at some of the common blunders interviewers make and find out how you can avoid them. Get recruitment solutions from Workopolis and find the right candidate fast. Visit today.