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HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON
And Stay Out of Trouble While You're Doing It
n the surface, it appears to be a routine
chore. You have a job to fill, so you must
interview the applicants and select the
most promising. In truth, interviewing
job candidates today is far from a routine task.
One of the toughest issues to resolve
with new hires is measuring the applicant's relevant skills. How can you tell if
a prospective employee has the level of
experience and dedication that you require
for your shop?
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You've probably developed your own
methods for measuring hard skills in new
applicants. Still, it's important to remember, there are other qualifications that may
be at least as important.
"There has never been a time when
pre-employment interviewing skills have
been more important," says Therese A.
Hoehne, director of Human Resources,
Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois. She
cautions, "You must keep in mind that
there are many complex laws that govern
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the interviewing/hiring process. Today's
legal constraints have made a tough job
more complex and more risky than ever."
Fortunately, there are simple techniques
that can help you negotiate that difficult
path. We asked several experts to give us
their best advice. Here's what they told us:
Talk Less; Listen More
"Most interviewers talk too much,"
said Emory Mulling, chairman of The
Mulling Companies, Atlanta, Georgia. "The
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