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Posted March 08, 2018 by

Career guidance: Four keys to getting your career off to a great start

 

Congratulations, you landed a job out of college! You’ve launched your career, but to make sure you keep going in the direction you want, keep your eyes on the ball. You (not your employer) are the owner of your career. I learned a few lessons early in my career that I share that career guidance here. Things worked out alright for me, but looking back I believe the following four points can increase your chances of starting off in the right direction and excelling in your chosen career. (more…)

Posted August 24, 2012 by

How Is Your Rejection Process?

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

I sat with a recruiting team this week to discuss aligning staffing with their business strategy. In this case, the strategy was inclusive of how those not hired felt about the company and its brand. For some of their positions, each candidate could be a future customer, future employee, or potential competitor. Holding those thoughts in focus for a moment triggers some questions about the candidate experience. (more…)

Posted July 02, 2012 by

Employers, Are Your Candidates Job-Fit?

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Sage advice to the trades suggests an accurate fit can be achieved by taking the time to measure, and then to take a second measure to verify, before making the cut. Two measures increase the confidence in and accuracy of the cut. Following that guidance helps reduce waste and rework when crafting a fine object. The same holds true building a workforce that achieves superior results. Using a multi-method pre-employment assessment allows you to measure twice or even seven times within one candidate experience, to help determine job-fit.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once

I have worked in the trades and the joke about the advice above is – I cut it twice and it is still too short! Well intended and skillful recruiters sometime take a pipeline full of candidates, cut it twice and still make job-fit hiring decisions that miss the mark. Measurement to support job-fit decisions is critical.

Job-fit is complex. I have never sat across the desk from someone who said, “Our jobs are simple, people don’t need to bring much to be successful here.” In fact, even in entry level jobs, the variables that drive success are complex and can be difficult to objectively measure. Jobs with complex demands require rigorous evaluation methods, methods that measure twice and cut once. (more…)