Hiring Wisdom: 4 Simple Things to Remember About Proactive Hiring

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Question: Why is it so hard to convince owners and hiring managers to be proactive when it comes to hiring?

Is it because they just don’t know how to do it? Or is it because they won’t?

Answer: If they have a full staff, good or bad, they get busy doing a million other things and they forget a few simple things:

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  1. The most important decision a manager or owner makes is who they allow in the door to help take care of their customers.
  2. The best time to be looking for you next employee is when you don’t need one.
  3. The number one reason great employees quit is because they don’t want to, or have to, put up with sub-par teammates.
  4. If you beat your competition to the best employees, those best employees will help you to beat your competition.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


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