The economy is improving, and your need to hire people that fit your job will increase. Traditional methods of hiring do not work, and have become costly in more ways than you can calculate. Now is the time to improve your hiring system, before you need to hire.
1) Get real about the cost of turnover. Calculate it! Write it down! This information will be critical in determining what you need to do.
2) Use valid pre-hire assessments that meet legal requirements. This includes core value assessments (interviewers will catch a lie only about 14% of the time) and job fit assessments, to assess thinking style, core behaviors and occupational motivation/interests.
3) Train your interviewers. We all have unconscious biases that we bring to the interview process. Successful job seekers know how to conform to those (the chameleon effect). Structure the interview format, and use questions obtained from the assessments to get the right person for the right job.
(c)Jeannette Seibly, 2010