Hiring for Social Media Positions: Technical Fit First, then Culture Fit – Part II

Last week on the Down2theHire Podcast, Nick Eubanks, VP of Digital Strategy for W.L. Snook & Associates – a digital holdings company, joined the show to discuss what he looks for when hiring for social media positions.  Listen to Hiring Social Media Managers and Community Managers – Part I.  This week, Nick talks about the mistakes he’s […]

Wired for Sales? What to Look for In Your Next Sales Hire

Last week, in Hiring Salespeople – Part I, we discussed how Pareto’s Principle applies to most sales organizations where 80 percent of the revenue is produced by 20 percent of the salespeople. This week, Jim Allen, Founder and Principal of Value Based, Inc – a company that helps businesses build and develop their own sales organizations – joins […]

Pre-Employment Testing for Small Business

Dr. Jesse Llobet, Industrial Psychologist and President of Psymetrics – a leading test development and consulting firm, joined the show to give us the lowdown on pre-employment testing.  Larger businesses and staffing firms have been using pre-employment tests for years to screen job applicants, and predict which ones have the best chance of success at […]

The Impact of Obamacare on Small Business Hiring

In this week’s episode on the Down2theHire Podcast, Dave and Everett discuss the impact of Obamacare on small business hiring.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, but there’s still plenty of confusion surrounding the health care law’s requirements on small businesses throughout the country. Dave points out that while one […]

The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employees

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the Cost-Per-Hire Last year, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), released Cost-Per-Hire: An American National Standard for Human Resource Management, which is a 38 page document that helps you figure out the cost of hiring employees for a specific position within your organization.  In this episode, Dave […]