- Pre-Employment Testing
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Comfortable people will tell you almost anything. Uncomfortable people will tell you almost nothing at all. This is why creating the proper interview environment – mentally and physically – means doing whatever you can to ensure the candidates relax because only comfortable applicants will give you the information you need to make the best decision:
(The above is an excerpt from my bestseller, Hire Tough, Manage Easy. Checkk it out here along with my other books on how best to recruit, select, and retain hourly employees.)
In spite of all the rhetoric and advice to the contrary, generational differences only matter when it comes to marketing. When it comes to managing, generations matter not because savvy managers manage individuals.
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When the applicant responds to a question with silence, the normal reaction is for the interviewer to step in and re-phrase the question – or even suggest an answer. You don’t have to fill the silence. Instead, simply say you realize it’s a difficult question and tell the person to take as much time as needed to think about it. Then wait.
If a question has a reason to be asked, it has a reason to be answered.
(The above is an excerpt from my bestseller, Hire Tough, Manage Easy. Check it out here along with my other books on how best to recruit, select, and retain hourly employees.)
Reportedly, an increasing number of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck without any savings at all. A large part of the reason for this may be because money management is not included in most high school curriculums. Does that make it the employer’s job then?
No, of course not, but think of the benefits that would accrue to the owner or manager who would suggest and support online classes or bring in a trainer from a local financial institution.
(Here’s a sampling of Mel’s fun, pre-presentation slide show.)