Tag: recruiting

How To Recruit Leaders In Your Volunteer Organization

Shortly after joining a new church, the council president enthusiastically revealed that I was part of their “volunteer leadership succession plan.” I politely declined and spent the next month working to act less “leader-like” at church. Plus, I figured if I skipped coffee hour, I could dodge the recruiters. Busy people freak out when asked to lead too much too soon. Some of your volunteer

4 Surprising Reasons You’re Hiring The Wrong Candidate

You work hard to select the right candidate. Missing the mark is emotionally and financially expensive. Take a deeper look at your processes. The techniques you use to find Ms. Right, may be leaving you with Mr. Just Okay. Don’t settle for good, attract great.

4 Surprising Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Candidate

It’s Not them, It’s You – Top-notch internal candidates do their

The Biggest Recruiting Mistake

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The recruiting process for my first job was intense. The sales pitch began with shiny brochures and a promise that once I “graduated” from this “elite” and “intense” management training program, I could move to any aspect of the company. “It was a great start for HR, training, or frontline leadership.” From there the recruiting and interviewing continued; interviews

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Most companies use behavior-based interviews for leadership jobs. Many leaders are really bad at them. I have seen many highly qualified candidates not get hired because of their inability to tell the right story in the right way. In a Behavioral Based Interview, candidates are asked to describe a situation, share what happened, and communicate the results. In other words, to share a story. Behavior-based questions