Be Prepared to Hire

Most of us have heard of disaster preparedness for example getting your bag of items ready in case of emergency.  When you are hiring new staff you also need to prepare with a “toolkit” of sorts so that you are prepared to find, select, interview and hire that new employee for your organization.

It sounds easy, so why wouldn’t it be? So many people are looking for work. Technology has made it easier to just post an ad and sit back and wait for responses.  What you may not be ready for is the scores of resumes that come in sometimes multiple times for one job and the cumbersome process of going through them.

So you need to have a plan and an organizational strategy for you or a staff member reviewing the information.  What qualifications and experience must a person have to be selected to interview?  When you call them what is their demeanor over the phone? How will you keep track of the applicants that are really good, possibly good and no good for the job?  Selecting the right person for the job the first time can prevent a possible disaster in the future. Read more about having successful motivated employees

Please share your hiring experiences  good, bad and even funny! 

About Lorraine Hart

Lorraine Hart, President of Ideal Consulting Services, Inc., has been helping businesses and healthcare practices improve their organizations and become more profitable since 1993. She has written and published numerous articles on business and practice management topics including: Organization, Employees, Sales and Marketing, and Profitability. Lorraine is a past President of the New York City / Long Island Chapter of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Prior to forming Ideal Consulting Services, Lorraine served in an upper middle management position at Grumman Data Systems.
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