Prepare for job interviews to land the best employees

November 13, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Job Interview.Note from Dan Oswald: This week’s Oswald Letter was written by Scott Peek, the customer service supervisor at Simplify Compliance. I think he makes a great point and that his thoughts are worth sharing.

by Scott Peek

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Don’t Take Good People for Granted

April 02, 2010 3 COMMENTS

I was reminded recently that it isn’t the next great talent that you find but the one that’s already in your organization that you’re able to keep that really counts. Think about all the time you spend writing the perfect job ad to attract the best candidates. Then you must screen dozens, if not hundreds, of resumes to line up a handful of interviews. If you’re lucky, that first round of interviews will produce a few candidates worthy of a second or third look — and ultimately someone worthy of hiring. If not, you’ll have to start the process all over again.

Why is it then that we as managers think that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Maybe it’s a bit like marriage. Now I know I might be treading on thin ice here, but I’ve been married for 22 years so give me a little room with this one. I can tell you that if you’re not careful, it’s easy to take your spouse for granted. You get to the point where it’s easy to forget all of your partner’s positive traits and dwell on the little things that get on your nerves. You get so comfortable with the other person that you lose track of what really made them special enough for you to choose them in the first place.

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