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Best Hiring Practice

In this every changing world of technology and business, I find it interesting that so many companies are still hiring for key positions from a resume. I understand that you need to review their background and gather information before you actually have a face to face interview. What surprises me, is the process after the interview and the money that is spent to find the right fit.

According to a study completed by Robert Half (a staffing specialist firm), 36 percent of 1,400 executives surveyed said that the leading factor of a failed hire , besides from performance problems, is poor skills matching.

Skill matching is a key competency that should be and needs to be matched or you are just throwing your money out the window.  According to a Career Builders survey 68% of hiring managers spend two minutes or less reviewing resumes. The interview question process can be only 15 – 30  minutes with an additional 10 minutes on small talk. So now at this point you think you know the person, their experience and possibly their 5 year plan and so on. So how does that information make them a great fit for the Managers position in your department? Building-Strong-Foundations

Your organization is likely to consider its people as the most valuable asset. You realize that your employees create a competitive advantage and determine how successful the organization is and will be in the future. As a result, you want information to clearly understand what employee behaviors lead to success or failure.  You also want to understand why you are losing valuable employees – in some cases to your competitors.

If you want to make better strategic and tactical decisions, and to improve your financial results, you need the information The YPI E.D.G.E. Program provides.

  • More effective leadership
  • Better communication
  • More effective teamwork
  • Increased motivation
  • Higher morale
  • Uncover roadblocks to success
  • Reduce expensive employee turnover
  • Develop the performance of employees
  • Understand and develop organizational culture

If you are looking to make better use of your budgets and increase productivity within your organization, let’s have a conversation and see if we can stream line your hiring process and reduce your expenses.

Joann Venezia

President

YPI Consultants, LLC

631-320-0217

http://www.ypiconsultants.com

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Will a Professional Appearance really help me get a job?

Will a professional appearance really help me get a job?

I was asked this question recently and I was surprised. The job market is so competitive you need to stay one, if not two sets ahead of your competition. One way to do that is to be Professional, consistently online and off.  We know that most positions are filled through networking and you have only one chance to make a positive first impression online or off. First Impressions Count and last for a very long time. How many times have you heard someone state “I was impressed with that individual the moment I met her/him”?

What impact does my facebook, twitter or other online site have to do with my job performance?

Remember the internet is open to everyone, all day, everyday! No Exceptions. You can block, but they will find you. It has happened. Be smart and keep the things that will keep you from getting or keeping a job off the internet. If you have to ask me if it is appropriate or not, chances are it’s NOT!  Did you google yourself today?

So what do I need to do or change to be considered professional?

It is not always a matter of your attire, it is a matter of neatness, etiquette and respect.

There is power in the eyes and eye contact during a conversation is very important.

Keep your breath fresh, if you are a smoker be careful not to smell like an ashtray. The mixture of your fragrance or cologne with cigarette smoke is not a favorable scent for anyone. I suggest you avoid smoking in your car and other closed areas before your appointment because the smoke smell sticks to your clothes.

A firm handshake along with a smile works well, but not a flirty smile, and shows confidence.

Keeping up with your personal hygiene is critical, clean hands and nails are also recommended. During cold months, use light lotion to keep skin looking healthy on your hands and face.

Keep your shoes clean and polished. Carry a polishing cloth or quick swipe with you for tough up as needed.

Keep your clothes neat and pressed. Not everyone is expected to wear a suit at all times, but your attire should always be clean and neat. Who knows you may find a job while standing on line at the deli or car wash.

If you are running late, let your appointment know that you will be late. Respect the time of all parties at the meeting/interview.

DO NOT TAKE A CALL OR KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE ON (Shut it off) DURING YOUR INTERVIEW.

I hope these tips help you but your best foot forward at all times.

Because Image Matters!

For additional information, visit our web site at http://www.ypiconsultants.com or

contact us at info@ypiconsultants.com or call 631-320-0217

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