Smart Recruitment: How to Attract, Interview and Hire the Right Candidates

03:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM PT | 02:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

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Smart interviewing: hiring the right people, at the right time, with the right skills, for the right position


Does your hiring process consist of proven practices or just a hodgepodge of activities that get into gear when someone says, “I need more people” or “Sally has left and we need someone to take her place NOW?”

The effectiveness of the recruitment process impacts the effectiveness of the organization. A new hire that does not fit the position will be difficult to develop, will perform poorly and more likely leave resulting in the need to repeat the process. Only when interviewing is approached as a specific process with definable steps and measurable results can it be managed to ensure the hiring of quality people.

Smart recruitments more than posting requisitions, screening, talking with the candidates, checking references. It is a series of specific interviewing principles and techniques that can bring in top talent rather than lead to poor hires. The topics to be covered are:

•     Fine-tune Your Shopping List
•     Focus on Behavioral Interviewing
•     Develop Questions to Asses KSA’s
•     Use a Rating Scale & Guide
•     Make a Good Hiring Decision

Why you should attend

Have you ever hired someone who did not live up to expectations? Are your managers selecting too many round pegs to fit into square holes?

Hiring the wrong person for the job is like asking a rabbit to swim. Rabbits may swim for a short stint, but they will struggle and eventually sink. That is exactly what happens when we hire people for positions that are not good fits. They will eat up your time and energy and weaken an entire team. It is a lot easier to hire rabbits to run and fish to swim.

The interview process should determine if there is a match between the individual and the position. Furthermore, a good process allows you to understand the applicant's behavior, values, motivations, and qualifications. Time and time again we have seen people hired for sales jobs that don’t like calling people, customer service people whom can’t look into your eyes and say, “Hello.”

In this webinar you will learn the essentials of smart interviewing: hiring the right people, at the right time, with the right skills, for the right position

Areas Covered

The focus of this webinar is to help companies maximize their recruitment efforts as well as helps managers and recruiters enhance their interviewing effectiveness. These eight points will be covered.

•     Identify your interviewing style: The pro’s and con’s and how to be more effective
•     Create behavioral interview questions that go beyond the resume to assess a candidate’s capabilities
•     Develop a position profile – A multi-functional job description tool for recruitment, performance reviews and                succession planning.
•     Produce an interviewing guide with key questions and tips to ensure hiring the right person for the position.
•    Make the interview count by avoiding the 7 top mistakes that hiring managers and recruiters make – even                  experienced ones
•     Develop selection criteria and rating system to ensure that your organization will not hire round pegs to fit into            square holes.
•     Ask the right questions to get applicants to speak openly while avoiding inappropriate and illegal questions.
•     Learn to avoid early judgments. First impressions can cast a shadow over the interview and cause you to ignore         red flag warnings that may lead to having to fire later.

Who will Benefit

•     CEO’s
•     COO’s
•     VP of Human Resources
•     Chief Learning Officer
•     Directors
•     Project Managers
•     Operation Managers and Supervisors
•     Team Leaders
•     Human Resources Professionals
•     Recruiters

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies because conflict resolution is a key management skill for every manager and every company

Speaker Profile

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps entrepreneurial ventures; small to medium size enterprises and professional firms to leverage their leadership and human capital assets.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits, she brings an expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organization change management

Marcia is also the host of The Business Edge, a weekly internet radio show on the business channel of Voice America Media giving practical advice to CEO’s, company owners and executive teams that are planning, or are in the midst of, ambitious growth and change.

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