A well-organized essential document packet will give the employee confidence that their employer is detail oriented and efficient and that all legal and financial documents are in place.
HR Tips for Employers
Prepare the new employee’s work area with the proper tools and equipment ahead of their arrival so the new staff member feels comfortable and has everything needed to smoothly transition into the new position.
No matter the size of your operation, the office tour is essential to ensure that the new employee knows where to find things and who to go to with certain questions or problems as well as providing a good overview of systems and processes.
New jobs are stressful. New people, new responsibilities, new rules, new culture – it’s a lot for a new employee to comprehend and remember. A clearly written agency policy handbook is an essential reference tool for all employees, but especially for new employees.
The orientation process should be designed to make the new employee comfortable and capable in their new position. In addition to ensuring that training and tools are available for them to be successful in their new position, it’s important for the new hire to feel comfortable with his co-workers and supervisors and with the agency culture.
Onboarding a new employee begins well before the employee’s first day on the job. Manage expectations with regular communication with the new hire prior to the start date. It will ensure that both parties understand the conditions of employment and will make everyone more comfortable on the first day and moving forward.
This is another step in the Executive Search process that needs to be defined prior to choosing a firm as it can vary. With our firm, once the client or appointing authority has made a selection of a candidate, we as the Executive Search firm serve as the liaison between the candidate and the client […]
Once finalists have been chosen, the interview process begins. If there is an appointing authority or board of directors we usually have a full interview with the board/council so they can observe candidates in normal meeting settings. Some of the other methods include the following… One-on-one interviews of each candidate with each board member. Candidates […]
Since most executive searches are conducted for high level management positions with fiscal responsibilities we will do a credit check through a certified firm with all the appropriate waivers and offers to allow the candidate to view the credit check. We also conduct a driver’s history check, criminal and civil court check and verification of […]
Now that we’ve gone through all the resumes, conducted telephone interviews and asked candidates to complete a questionnaire we present a semi-finalist list to the client. This is prepared as a report which includes a list of the top candidates with their resume, cover letter, questionnaire and any other information we have gathered about the […]
This is another frequently asked question. After all, now that you have a stack of resumes, why do you need an Executive Search professional? The answer is time. An executive search firm has the flexibility to speak with the potential candidates during various points in the recruitment process. Most HR departments do not want to […]
Defining what’s included in the recruitment effort is critical when determining which firm/consultant to choose. To start, decisions need to be made about where to advertise and how much. We recommend that advertisement be focused on the professional associations related to the position. For example you want to advertise a Human Resource Manager (HR) position […]
In the first blog post of this series, we briefly touched on this topic but I would like to go into more detail at this point. The first step of an Executive Search is to gather information from all the appropriate stakeholders about the agency and the position. This is done by obtaining budget/finance information, […]
Unlike a Google search, an Executive Search begins with a Request for Proposal (RFP) Most communities/agencies develop a RFP and invite firms to submit a proposal to conduct the executive search. The RFP will describe the agency and some information about the positions and the steps required to complete the executive search. Once proposals are […]
The main reason most Executive Searches are conducted by outside resources is TIME. Often there is not enough time or staff within the existing agency to provide the thoroughness of meeting with stakeholders and making all the contacts to reach out to potential candidates. In addition, many times the position is difficult to fill which […]