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How Do You Conduct A 20 Minute Interview?

The interview-for-hire process involves eight basic steps. Master them and you’ll improve your decisions and free up your calendar. a. Define the job before filling it Obviously, clarify the job to be filled before filling it. Too often that process is done in reverse. Don’t make this mistake or you might hire a perfect candidate […]

Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness

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1. Introduction Organizational effectiveness depends on having the right people in the right jobs at the right time to meet rapidly changing organizational requirements. Right people can be obtained by performing the role of Human Resource (HR) function. Below is an outline and explanation of how to assess the HR functions of an organization by […]

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Phrases for Performance Appraisal

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Are you a boss or manager? Phrases of Comments for Performance Appraisal plays an important role in HR management. You can ref some phrases as follows: I/ Performance Appraisal Phrases on Interpersonal Skills People use interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with others. In other terms, they can be referred to either “people skills” or […]

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Owner Manager Conflict Within the Firm

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Owner-manager conflict can result in loss of productivity, cause waste, and even make the firm go out of business. There are at least five sources of conflict that can arise between owners and managers Choice of Effort. Additional effort by managers generally increases the value of the firm, but since the managers expend the effort, […]

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Formulation Of Human Resources Strategy

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The formulation of the organization’s human resources strategy begins with basic questions concerning how employment will be structured, what corporate culture will be fostered, how careers will unfold in the organization, what sort of employees will be sought, and so forth. Within this general category of tasks we include both organization-wide human resources strategy and […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems for Recruiters: Pros and Cons

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Good applicant tracking systems can help recruiters tremendously. These systems can also be extremely effective for smaller business without a human resources manager. With these systems it is easier to bring the best candidates to the top of the pile. The main idea of these systems is to provide a location and database for hiring […]

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How to Recruit and Keep Annuity Agents

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This article could easily be titled “How to Find and Keep Clients.” The dynamics of successful annuity agent marketing for retail clients are the same dynamics for the successful annuity wholesaler marketing for agents. You want to take your own advice and do what you tell your annuity agents to do. Recruiting You have six […]

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Developing Hiring Standards For Better Hires

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In my former life as a field manager and executive I would find myself working with plant locations that needed help. Maybe they were missing their sales and growth goals. Maybe they were missing their profit and quality objectives. Some were missing everything. No two situations were exactly the same. But they all had two […]

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What Organization Development Is All About and Why You Should Care

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If I asked you, “What is organization development (OD)?” would you be able to tell me? In most cases, people have no idea what OD is all about so let me see if I can shed some light on this critical, but unknown, area of expertise. In short, discovery is at the heart of organization […]

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What You Need to Know About Pre-Employment Background Checks!

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More than eighty percent of employers do some type of background search on new employees. I’ve been in the background screening industry for over thirteen years and in that time I’ve conducted tens of thousands of these background checks. The fact is, one out of eight people have a criminal history. If you take into […]

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