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The High Cost of Too Little Workplace Training
Suzanne Dyer-Gear, MAS, SPHR
Imagine this scenario if you will: An opening for a supervisor comes up at work, and it seems a logical decision to promote someone from within to fill it. An employee in the same department has been doing extremely well for years, and he appears to be an obvious choice. He’s bright, well liked, knows the job and business inside and out, and is an extremely hard worker. When asked, the individual jumps at the opportunity to move up in the company.
Five Steps to Better Interviews
By now you've probably seen the seemingly endless lists of great interview questions to ask candidates and learned methods to keep them at ease during the interview. The interview is your "juiciest" chance to evaluate potential employees and gauge how they will function within your organization. Here are five ways supervisors can squeeze more "juice" out of the process and make more informed hiring decisions.
Managing Your Boss
by John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter
Even when you are a supervisor or manager, odds are there's a boss that you report to. In contrast to its provocative title, Managing Your Boss is actually a short guidebook designed to bring out the best in supervisor/employee relationships to ultimately help both excel in an organization. The text is culled from an article that originally ran in the Harvard Business Review by Gabarro and Kotter. The authors contend that for those in managerial roles, your relationship with your superior is crucial to building and sustaining a fulfilling career.
Q. When I became a manager, nobody ever really told me how to interview somebody. Are there any tips or tricks you can give me?
A. If you're working with AppleOne, then your Account Executive will already have worked with you to determine the skills and traits you're looking for. Each person that is sent for you to consider should already be a match for that, so you're able to relax and just get to know the person and develop an idea of how they would fit in with the team you're looking to add them to. If for some reason you're attempting to hire yourself, then you'll need to do a lot of that groundwork yourself.
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