Predicting, Stopping Employee Theft in the Workplace

How prevalent is theft at your workplace? How much is it costing your company? Most importantly, how can you stop it? The answer is to prevent it before it even becomes an issue. By having a robust screening process in place for job candidates, you can minimize the chance you will hire someone inclined to engage in employee theft. There a...

What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

Do you know what you can ask during a job interview? Improper or inadvisable questions can lead to costly lawsuits. In short, you must know what you can’t (and shouldn't) ask during a job interview. Let's take a look at the following example: On October 28, 1992, John Otero went into a Wal-Mart store in Las Cruces, New Mexico to i...

Use a Structured Interview Checklist for Better Results

A structured interview will give you the most effective results. Everyone wants to have dependable interviews. Here is a structured interview checklist to help you and your job candidates have a seamless and consistent experience. Before the interview: Identify the most important competencies th...

What Is a Job Analysis And Why Do You Need One?

Your time is valuable. Isn’t a formal job analysis just busywork? Actually, I’ll tell you why it’s not… What is a job analysis and what does it entail? Well, a job analysis is a systematic study of a job or job family. The information gathered summarizes the primary tasks and duties of a job, as well as the knowledge, skills and a...

Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like many organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. In th...

Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill teaching position vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape...

The Value of a Job Analysis

Making a hiring decision without the benefit of a detailed breakdown of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for successful job performance is like attempting to assemble a piece of furniture without instructions. It might go faster, but you’ll probably do it incorrectly, and there is a good chance that it will eventually fall...

Candidate Selection: Comparing Apples to Apples

Reality TV shows are great at illustrating the necessity of apples-to-apples comparison. As the end of the season draws near, judges start looking for the smallest detail to differentiate (and eliminate) contestants. By this point, each contestant’s skill level is practically the same, so the judges have to focus on what matters most. A...

Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

3.8 million job openings means a lot of interviews. With an average of five per position, that means about 19 million interviews will be taking place in the next few months. Most companies don’t use a structured interview. They don’t know how, they’re under a time crunch, or they don’t consider them to be as revealing. However,...

How to Conduct a Structured Interview

Hiring decisions are important. Using a structured interview can help. Why is using a structured interview important when hiring? You invest a lot in an individual when you make the decision to hire them, and you need to make sure you’re making the right choice. From application to hire, there is a lot to consider when choosing your nex...