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There’s arguably nothing more damaging to any organization than making the wrong hiring decision. Training costs and salary get wasted; operational efficiency is adversely impacted, and ultimately the bottom line suffers. When it comes to staffing, your firm has to get it right — the first time. Rushing through your hiring process — or worse… Read more »

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While a candidate’s skill set is an important part of your final hiring decision, it is only part of the equation. How someone fits into your company’s culture may play a bigger role in their subsequent success as an employee. It is vital that you earmark some interview questions to gauge their personality traits. It… Read more »

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Sometimes using stock interview questions prying into a candidate’s work history or educational background doesn’t offer the insight needed to truly find out about their personality. Even standard “soft” questions about their favorite hobbies or interests don’t always do the trick. Let’s take a look at five uncommon interview questions with the potential to help… Read more »

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Having a well-defined hiring process — and executing it — is vital for any business to successfully meet its staffing needs. Not performing the right kind of upfront analysis on your current and future hiring levels can lead to disorganization when it comes time to actually advertise an open position. You can be sure any… Read more »

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There remains little doubt that the mobile technology revolution continues unabated. Many users access the Internet predominately using their smartphone or tablet, and expect wearable technology to add smartwatches as well as devices like the Google Glass to the trend. As companies formulate their employee recruitment strategy, HR teams need to consider the fact that… Read more »

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You never know where that perfect new employee will appear. Sure, the traditional method of placing an ad in the paper, perusing through the résumés that come in, interviewing the best candidates, and finally choosing the new hire still works at times, but other sources can also turn up great workers. In this competitive economy,… Read more »

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While the job market continues to slowly rebound after the Great Recession, the competition between organizations for the best and brightest job candidates remains fierce. Sure, it is important for your firm to put its best foot forward when authoring job ads, but in this case that time-honored adage definitely applies: Honesty is the best… Read more »

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The hiring process takes time and energy from both your HR staff, and any managers involved in the interview process or helping to define the job requirements for an open position. Because of this, it is important to get the final hiring decision correct — the first time. Most companies can’t afford the losses incurred… Read more »

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It is always a good time to plan your hiring initiatives. Having a strategic staffing plan at the ready is a smart thing, especially if your company wins a new contract or enjoys a significant uptick in business. On the other hand, knowing when to actually execute a hiring plan takes some foresight — being… Read more »

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Any industry thrives on robust leadership, and the world of oil and gas is no different. Successful leaders engender the vision and inspiration necessary for businesses to compete in this interconnected modern world. They are team builders; helping their staff accomplish more than they would have individually. 4 Mindsets of Leaders Proven to Make a… Read more »