With each passing month, 2011 is looking more and more optimistic. News reports indicate unemployment is declining, the worst may be over for the housing market (in most parts of the country at least), and consumer confidence is slowing returning.
In the business world, the turn around means many of us who were forced to reduce staff or leave vacant positions unfilled the last two years will need to add employees to our staff. Some may be ready to begin expansion plans and hire key staff needed to grow. Others may see that their current staff does not possess the skills their business needs in these changed times. Whatever the reason, many of you will hire someone this year and trust me, that is good news! Now ask yourself, are you ready?
When is the last time you conducted an interview? Hiring mistakes can be costly and there’s nothing worse than making a job offer to a candidate and it being turned down. Make the time to prepare for your upcoming interviews and sharpen your skills so when you have the right person you want to hire, they say yes!
Watch my free, one hour webinar recording Moving Forward During the Turn Around and explore quick and easy ways to review position expectations, gather ideas to help you establish a hiring process that is consistent, get interview questions to incorporate, and review common interview pitfalls to avoid.
Patty North, Celebrity Staff Regional Manager
About Patty North, CPC, SPHR
As the regional manager of Celebrity Staff, a leading staffing and recruitment firm, Patty North has assisted organizations across a four-state region with the development and implementation of best practice strategies in the areas of talent acquisition and talent management. Her collective insight and expertise on workforce planning, garnered from her 16 years in the staffing industry, has enabled clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations to improve performance and gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets. Celebrity Staff is based in Omaha, Nebraska with offices located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri.