The selection of John Barilaro to a trade job in New York has focused attention on recruitment and selection practices both specifically in relation to that appointment and more generally. Whilst the selection appears 'unusual ' this blog post more broadly canvasses best practice in this area. As a now retired head of HR I came to understand that staff selection and promotion is more important than breathing.
A quality selection exercise is a great return on the investment. A sloppy…Continue
I’ve been doing some interviewing. The job was a front of house team leader in a human services agency that supports clients suffering disadvantage. There were 80 applicants. Some 70 per cent had no claims on the job! I was one of a selection panel of three. We interviewed 16 candidates. Most were nervous, most were under-prepared, most had done inadequate research. Most were unpractised in interview technique, all wanted the job and none would be happy with running second. Everyone of the…Continue
In March 2017 I posted, on HR Daily, The Toxic Grinch – it attracted nearly 2,700 reads. A Grinch in the workplace makes for a cheerless and gloomy environment. A variant on this type of dysfunctional employee is the dependent. It is likely that you have encountered one or more in your work history. You will remember because they are unforgettable. If you work in HR you will know them well for reason of the grief and distractions they create. Happily they are not great in number –…Continue
Back in September 2016 I posted a piece on Sexual Harassment and 20 indicators of the problem. (You can access the article by trawling through my past blogs.) Doubtless there are victims everywhere. In fact there are more victims than HR will get to see for reason that many do not report. Victims are always confused, embarrassed, shocked. They carry feelings of shame and even may blame themselves for the violation of their person. Most victims just do not…Continue