How to Make Your Hiring Process Easier

How to Make Your Hiring Process Easier

Regardless of how good you think your current hiring process is, chances are if you asked for feedback on the experience from newly-hired employees, you’d see there are several ways it could be improved.

Hiring the right people is what allows your business to thrive. However, you must first learn the proper technique for effective talent management. Is your company growing the right way? Do you have a streamlined process for hiring that’s comfortable for all involved? Here are 10 ways to ease the hiring process for your company.

1. Understand the components of the hiring process

The first step to mastering anything is to truly understand it. The recruiting process can span quite a length of time and executing the steps correctly will ensure that the hired employee is the right fit for the company. 

From the time that a company decides there’s a need to hire someone, to the time that the new employee goes through training, recruiting is underway. Start to finish, this process includes: 

  • Deciding what the company values in an employee
  • The recruitment and talent management process
  • Selecting an employee
  • Onboarding them once they are hired

Recruiting isn’t a single step – there are multiple stages that come together and flow through one streamlined process.

2. Include technology in your hiring process

Technology helps with just about everything else in your life, so why not use it to enhance your business?

Talent management technology, like that of VeriKlick, is available to help you find qualified candidates who meet your specific set of criteria in today’s competitive environment. Think about tasks that could benefit from automation, such as:

  • Finding candidates
  • Sorting through profiles
  • Filtering out unqualified resumes
  • Verifying credentials
  • Scheduling interviews 

Use tools to your advantage to streamline the way that you vet employees and

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How to Be a Better Leader

How to Be a Better Leader

“If you want to change somebody, don’t preach to him. Set an example and shut up.” – Jack LaLanne

No matter who, how, or why you lead, being a leader means eyes are on you: you’re looked to for answers, accountability and decisiveness. At the executive level, leading means both day-to-day and strategic decisions, but it also means existing as a symbol of your organization’s values. When you make a statement, decision or display of the values, mission, or policy of your company, these actions exist through the filter of your words, deeds and presentation.

In other words, effective leadership begins with aligning your message with your expression. Do what you say, say what you do.

I’m not saying anything radically new here; I’m simply bringing these principles of leadership to mind because effective leadership is a unique challenge when your values include digital well-being.

Leadership and JOMO

I’m in the business of joy: helping people find it, reclaim it, and keep it. The JOMO movement is centered on the essential principle of moving toward what brings joy, and moving away from what doesn’t (the “missing out” part). I’m especially excited when I have the opportunity to work with large companies or other organizations, because it represents a chance to bring this incredibly positive message to a greater number of people by transmitting it effectively to the leaders of those companies. Sometimes, the organization is small enough (or its management generous enough) that I can run workshops and presentations for each and every team member; more realistically, though, I’m presenting this information to top-level leaders, with the hope that they’ll be able to disseminate it throughout their structure and achieve the goals of greater well-being, productivity and team satisfaction.

Digital well-being is at the center of JOMO, because tech consumption

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Business Interpreter

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Business Interpreter

It’s not uncommon for clients of language service providers (LSPs) to expect a lot from their interpreters. After all, they are paying for the services they get. Interpreters should be competent and prepared for the task, and not the cause of any miscommunication that ruins business deals or proposals. However, there are things you can do to help ensure that the resulting interpretations are accurate and precise.

If you want to ensure efficient interpreting, here are several steps to take.

1. Make sure you hire the best interpreter.

Before anything else, you need to ascertain that you are getting only the best interpreting services available. Adopt a stringent vetting process so you can be confident in the competence and track record of your interpreter. Once you start the session, there can’t be any room for doubts or second thoughts in the capabilities of your interpreter. You can’t work effectively with your business interpreter if you are not fully assured of their dependability.

By the way, if you are going to conduct lengthy meetings or conferences, it is recommended to have more than one interpreter. Interpreting is a mentally exhausting task, so someone should be on standby to take over the task if the first interpreter becomes mentally or physically depleted.

2. Brief your interpreter properly.

What most people tend to think is that interpreters produce perfect verbal translations on the fly, that they are experts capable of churning out translations whenever or wherever. The reality is that interpreters also need to prepare for the sessions they do, especially if unfamiliar terms and concepts are set to be discussed.

The following points must be included in the briefing:

  • The kind of interpreting needed (simultaneous or consecutive)
  • The topics that will be discussed
  • The venue of the meeting

Before the session starts,

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