Interviewing and Hiring

Hire freelancers

July 1, 2014
Hiring freelancers is a great way to gain the manpower—and expertise—you need without hiring full-time employees. Follow these tips to hire a freelancer for your team:

Go beyond résumés to hire the best

July 1, 2014
When looking for the best candidate matches for your organization, don’t limit your options by focusing only on a list of arbitrary skills and qualifications.

Hire outside your industry

June 1, 2014
Gautam Mukunda is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who has closely studied effective leaders. His research has led him to believe that hiring outsiders for leadership positions can often be the most effective solution. The same idea can apply to any position.

Hire survivors

May 1, 2014
Don’t wait until you hire job applicants before finding out how well they’ll hold up to grueling work. Stretch out the interview process to test candidates’ mettle.

Match the behavior to the job

May 1, 2014
Hiring for attitude makes a lot of sense. After all, you can teach smart people new skills, but you’ll never turn a curmudgeon into an optimist at heart. Just make sure you understand how a particular personality trait will translate into on-the-job performance.

When you can’t find a star applicant

April 1, 2014
Have you been struggling to fill an important position in your organization? Here are some common—but not always obvious—causes of hiring misfires.

3 tips for recruiting with Facebook

March 1, 2014
While you might think of Facebook as a venue that works best for spreading viral videos and reading up on the latest celebrity foibles, it can be used as a very effective part of a broader recruiting strategy for your organization.

Don’t trust your gut when hiring

March 1, 2014
Former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch says that it is all right to trust your gut instincts when pursuing a business deal, but it’s not the best strategy for hiring quality talent.

Promote from within

March 1, 2014
Recruiting employees from outside your organization for both mission and culture fit is easier said than done. Oftentimes, you run a much better chance of recruiting from within your organization.

Evaluate applicants’ teamwork skills

February 1, 2014
Giving details of very specific situations forces applicants to paint an accurate picture of their teamwork skills. Ask them questions like these: