Coming soon: The eHarmony guide to better hiring

If online matchmaker eHarmony goes through with its plans to launch a site that brings together workers and employers, the pick-up line could go something like this: “So, do you come here often?” “Uh, yeah. I work here.” Or maybe this: “Hey, if you’re not busy, want to hook up, say 9 to 5?” It turns out eHarmony hopes to do for the workplace what it’s done for romance, pairing … [Read more...]

We promote the wrong people – 4 out of 5 times

Are your managers up to snuff? Are you confident you have the right people in management posts? A  Gallup poll suggests you shouldn’t be. Gallup found that one of the most important decisions companies make is selecting managers. Yet most companies get it wrong -- 82% of the time! Eight out of 10! According to Gallup, only 18% of current managers demonstrate a high level of talent for … [Read more...]

8 interview questions every job candidate should be asked

The key to effectively interviewing a job candidate isn't so much asking that one perfect tell-all question. Instead, it’s about stringing together a series of questions that provide a broad and accurate accounting of the qualities and skills of the person sitting in front of you. With that in mind, here are eight questions that, when taken together, can help you do that. 8 interview … [Read more...]