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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hiring and Ramping Up Employees

Hiring and Ramping Up New Employees

When it comes to hiring people and bringing them into the team, most companies have a lot of room for improvement. Assuming we attract the right candidates, we still need to know how to vet them. Here’s the rub: Most people making hiring decisions have never been trained to interview effectively.

Interviews often become weird sessions wherein the interviewer dominates and pontificates too much. Often, it’s a dry, highly structured box-checking affair that complies with the process while failing to correctly assess the candidate.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this week’s first tip, I’ll give you some advice on taking your interviews to the next level. The first involves an odd fact about when to schedule interviews. The second offers a way to intentionally shake up interview structure to generate real insight about your candidate.

The second tip moves forward in the hiring process to address onboarding. Research suggests good onboarding practices improve retention. Unfortunately, most companies don’t do it well. I’ll show you how to improve the process and share one radical idea that could transform how you view onboarding entirely.

Get started right now to boost the quality of your new hires, and the way they’re introduced to the company.

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