Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bad Hires Can Harm More than the Bottom Line

Making a bad hiring decision can really harm a company bottom line when you think about the costs associated with training, recruiting and maybe even lost customers.

Bad hires can also help you lose two other important things:
1. Employee morale
2. Your good name or professional reputation

Three basic tips to help you avoid bad hires:
1. Bring other people in on the hiring decision
2. Go with your gut instincts
3. Use interview questions that focus on past actual behavior


Read the full article here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Most Popular Post Military Jobs

Payscale.com just posted the 10 most popular post military jobs.  If you know a Veteran who is looking for a job opportunity here are the top 5 post military jobs listed at Payscale.com.  Visit Payscale for the entire list and pertinent salary information.

1. Program manager, aviation ($91,300) – Members of all service branches have the opportunity to work in aviation. If you managed aircraft maintenance or aircraft construction in the military, you can do it for a private aircraft company, too.
2. IT program manager ($81,100) – Combat, logistics, intelligence and communications all rely on state-of-the-art technology.
3. Business process/management consultant ($78,900) – Anyone who knows how to manage and move people at the scale that the military does has a lot to offer the private business world.
4. Government program manager ($70,600) – Look for companies seeking government contracts.
5. Intelligence analyst ($69,200) – With years of practice sorting through large volumes of information about enemy activity, a veteran can find work at the CIA, Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.