Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hiring Wisdom: 4 Things About Making the Hire/Don’t Hire Decision

The following is a best practice, proven technique for making better hiring decisions:
If you make the final hire/don’t hire decision, there are four things to consider:
  1. The results of testing should count for 30 percent.
  2. The interview should count for 30 percent.
  3. The results of the reference check should count for 30 percent. 
  4. Your feeling, intuition, and opinion should count for only 10 percent (because, no matter how hard you try to eliminate your biases – they may still be there.)
If the applicant scores poorly in any one of these areas, it’s a deal breaker. However, an exceptional rating in any one area shouldn’t, on its own, get someone hired.

By Mel Kleiman, CSP, internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees.

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