Plenty of managers know how to interview but few can interview well. Successful Interviewing and Recruitment teaches you how to structure the interview, spot exceptional candidates and hire only the best who will add value to your business. Guiding you towards questions to ask as well as questions not to ask, you will learn how to challenge candidates while treating them fairly, so that the best candidates will want to work for you. Based on proven techniques, this book tells you how to put a candidate at ease, helps you to construct competency-based questions, shows you how to identify liars and helps you to design practical tests to measure candidates abilities. Packed with practical information for anyone from the owner of a small company to managing director of an international business, it is an indispensible guide that will help you to choose the right person for the job.
This book sets out new approaches, formulas, and software needed to enÂable any HR function or organization to forecast trends and to use existÂing retrospective data to their organization's advantage, which, in short, is to maximize efficiency and productivity. The reader will encounter new formulas to use and new approaches that will add value. Readers will also learn that most of the existing 52 formulas available don't work in today's environment. There is new software that will enable you to do forecasts with certainty and you can use a new mathematical model to rightsize any organization. Are you using an outdated organizational model? Do you have pro-cesses that don't work any more? These are areas that are major inhibiÂtors to productivity and can be significantly improved. Most important of all, this book will help you to create imÂmense added value in any organization.
The Interviewer's Handbook advises on interview techniques for a variety of workplace situations including recruitment interviews, performance appraisals, attendance and absence management, discipline and grievance management and accident investigation. This book offers essential advice on the use of effective questioning techniques and how to get the most out of an interviewee. It provides in-depth guidance on the role that body language plays and examines the significance of listening techniques. The Interviewer's Handbook also shows how to encourage dialogue and avoid conflict in sensitive situations. Case studies and scenarios are provided throughout to illustrate these vital techniques and how they get the best out of the interviewee and interviewer.
Poor recruitment causes many problems and can cost a company customers and business. Most managers will be faced with interviewing candidates- something relatively common, but at which few people are naturally adept. Many are given no formal training for this critical task, and as a result need to spend some time mastering the skills involved in successful interviewing. This practical guide deals with every phase of the recruitment process, from defining the job vacancy to designing the application form and structuring the interview. It is the crucial issue of questioning, however, that lies at the heart of the interview process, and this book helps you to get it right- first time. Readymade Interview Questions provides advice on asking the right questions in the right way and in the best order, as well as tips on listening to and interpreting the answers. Nearly 200 proven interview questions are included, with typical response and possible interpretations to determine which candidate is best for the job. While it is an ideal book for the less experienced interviewer, Readymade Interview Questions is also invaluable for those who need to re-examine and improve their technique.
Effective corporate initiatives and processes are the bedrock of successful organizations; the "Developing Practice" series provides manager with essential frameworks to identify, formulate and implement the best policies and practice in the management and development of people.
A genuine classic, Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees is a practical guide to the employment process. Extensively revised, it contains forms, guidelines, and ready-to-use interview questions as well as advice on reference checking, interview methods, documentation issues, orientation programs, and applicant testing. From recruitment to orientation, this updated and accessible guide covers it all. Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees has long been the go-to reference on every aspect of the employment process. Packed with forms, checklists, guidelines, and ready-to-use interview questions, the revised and updated edition provides readers with practical information on topics including interview methods, documentation issues, reference checking, orientation programs, and applicant testing. This updated edition has been brought completely up to date, addressing new legislation on FMLA, immigration, record keeping, I-9 compliance, and much more. Full of insights on the latest staffing challenges, this comprehensive guide explores changes in technology, such as virtual interviews and recruitment, web-based orientations, and the use of electronic files and social media. Nothing is more important to the productivity of an organization than its hiring program. Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees provides readers with the tools they need to get employees on board and ready for long-term success.
Successful Recruitment provides the practical guidance and knowledge needed to recruit the right people, avoiding the many pitfalls that can arise in the recruitment process. It begins by identifying why recruitment is so often unsuccessful, leading to time, money, and energy being wasted in recruiting people who lack the attributes required to succeed in your organization. It then sets out how to put in place an effective recruitment process, by: Planning the process; Laying firm foundations, ensuring that job descriptions, person specifications, and application forms are fit for purpose; Ensuring that advertising is targeted to reach the right applicants; Sifting and shortlisting to ensure that the right candidates are selected for interview; Developing the knowledge, skills and processes to ensure that interviews enable you to accurately assess the candidate’s ability to do the job; Effectively utilizing other assessment methods alongside the interview; Concluding the process properly and ensuring that the right candidate is appointed; Effectively inducting the successful candidate into your organization. The author pays particular attention to the recruitment interview, explaining three different approaches to interviewing and the key skills required to conduct an effective interview, as well as considers some of the specific issues involved in recruiting internationally. The book concludes by considering the future trends and innovations which will affect how recruiting is handled over the next decade.
John Adair has transformed our understanding of how leadership works with his pioneering book Not Bosses But Leaders. Here he explores the nature of motivation, individual needs and how they relate to the key tasks facing leaders and managers - good, positive motivation can create, maintain and improve the performance of any team. In Leadership and Motivation John Adair also puts forward his own theory of motivation - the fifty-fifty rule - and then identifies the eight key principles for motivating others. Motivation increases efficiency and productivity - and makes reaching targets more likely. Leadership and Motivation will stimulate your thoughts and ideas on how to inspire others, and offers you some practical ways to motivate yourself and others to achieve.
Hire with Your Head Updated with new case studies and more coverage of the impact andimportance of the Internet in the hiring process, thisindispensable guide has shown tens of thousands of managers andhuman resources professionals how to find the perfect candidate forany position. Lou Adler's Performance-based Hiring is more powerfulthan ever! "We have chosen Performance-based Hiring because it's acomprehensive process, it's behaviorally grounded, managers andrecruiters find it easy to use, and it works." -Marshall Utterson, Director Staffing, AIG Enterprise Services,LLC "Everyone's looking for the perfect means to make effective hiringdecisions. A trained interviewer armed with the right tools is thebest solution. Performance-based Hiring is a proven methodology toget these results." -John Ganley, Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, QuestSoftware "Any staffing director that doesn't send all of their peoplethrough Performance-based Hiring training is missing out on toptalent, plain and simple. This should be the standard throughoutthe industry." -Dan Hilbert, Recruiting Manager, Valero Energy Corporation "Performance-based Hiring has been the most successful recruitmenttool that we have added to our organization over the past fewyears. In fact, these tools have not only produced amazingoutcomes-in terms of selecting the best fit in an extremely tightlabor market-but with a level of success among our operationscustomers that I have rarely seen with other HR products." -Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director, Workforce Planning,HealthEast(r) Care System
Nelson Education's market-leading Human Resource Management Series is the only opportunity that students and practitioners have to own a complete set of HRM books, standardized in presentation, that enables access to information quickly across many HRM disciplines. Recruitment and Selection in Canada provides a complete and thorough introduction to current recruitment and selection practices in a readable, non-technical style that minimizes scientific jargon and focuses on basic concepts. This text is designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners working in human resources, and provides an up-to-date review of the current issues and methodologies that are used in recruiting and selecting employees for Canadian organizations.
If you are interviewing with a company, you are likely qualified for the job. Through the mere action of conducting the interview, the employer essentially implies this. So why is it difficult to secure the job you love? Because there are three reasons you actually get the job—none of which are your qualifications— and, unfortunately, you can only control one of them. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION creates awareness of these undetected reasons that pose difficulty for the job-seeker and permeate to the interviewer, handicapping the employer’s ability to secure the best talent. It teaches interview participants to use effective interpersonal communication techniques aimed at overcoming these obstacles. It guides job-seekers through the entire interview process to ensure they get hired. It teaches interviewers to extract the most relevant information to make sound hiring decisions. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION will become your indispensable guide to: ? Create self-awareness to ensure you understand the job you want before—not after—the fact. ? Conduct research to surface critical employer information. ? Share compelling stories that include the six key qualities that make them believable and memorable. ? Respond successfully to the fourteen most effective interview questions. ? Sell yourself and gather intelligence through effective question asking. ? Close the interview to ensure the interviewer wants to hire you.
This theory-based text with unique features that distinguish it from other books in the field. The inclusion of a strategic component differentiates it from most other books. However, the application of systems theory to recruitment and selection sets this book apart. While it includes mainstream topics such as interviews, job analysis and question
Congratulations- you’ve got the interview. Now how will you get the job? Brilliant Interviewwill equip you with all the insights and practice you need to be the most successful interviewee around Most people will have to do a job interview at some point in their lives. Interviews can be nerve-racking and it’s really easy to make mistakes. However, your performance can have a huge impact on your career so it’s vital that you get your interview technique right. Brilliant Interviewwill show you how to present yourself as the best candidate, with plenty of tips and advice from the experts to tell you what they want to see and what impresses them the most. This new edition has been completely revised and updated throughout. New material now includes: A new section for graduates going to their first interview. New information on perceptions of piercings and body art plus more detailed advice on handshakes. More information on body language in interviews More up-to-date advice on telephone interviews.
Managers who hire employees, human resource directors who train line managers and supervisors to do the hiring, and consultants will all benefit from this hands-on manual. The book takes readers through each step in the hiring process, including job definition, recruitment, interviewing, testing and checking references. Each chapter briefly outlines key concepts and includes several exercises and worksheets that will serve as a complete hiring strategy that can be customized to any manager's specific hiring needs.
You know you have the right skills, a curious mind, the drive and discipline to make your career goals a reality. And yet, do you find yourself lost in a maze of job portals, social networking, online applications, call with agents and futile rounds of interviews? That 'dream job' does not come easily. At the beginning of your career and unguided by a mentor, the challenges are manifold: getting it right during the phases of application, the interview and the negotiation can be tricky. Relevant for both entry-level jobseekers and those planning a change, Winning the RIght Job - A Blueprint to Acing the Interview shows you how to approach a potential employer and answer questions on attitudes, life skills, ambitions and expectations. The book guides you through the interviewing and negotiating days, helps you decide whether the role on offer is right for you, and provides tips on making a gracious exit from your current and a powerful entry into the new organization.
Are you facing a crucial interview and don't want to risk losing that job because you lack confidence or you think your interview skills aren't up to scratch? Fiercely practical, this book could be the answer to all your problems. Whether you only have a few hours to prepare or a few weeks, Julie Gray will guide you through all the techniques and strategies you need to give yourself the edge in a competitive market. Areas covered include: - Assessing whether you really want the job - 5 things interviewers want to know about you - Different interview types, including assessments centres - Knowing yourself and what you want - Researching your potential employer - What to expect in the questions - Knowing how to answer - Knowing what you want to ask them - Planning ahead - Getting into the zone: confidence boosters - How to dress, behave and speak - Tricky questions and how to handle them - Clawing back the positive when things don't go to plan Quick and easy to use, 'Interview Success' makes it easy to focus on the areas of importance from avoiding clichéd answers to dealing with scary interviewers!
Does the prospect of answering tough interview questions fill you with fear? Are you worried you'll clam up and ruin your chance of getting the job of your dreams? Written by psychologists who specialise in careers and the recruitment process.