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 […]

Hiring To Dos and To Don’ts from Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson, in Steve Jobs, paints an amazingly honest portrait of the man who could be argued to have had the most significance on our 21st century lives. In Isaacson’s biography, we can draw plenty of entrepreneurial, managerial, and personal lessons from the life of Steve Jobs.  In this post, here are some hiring-specific “to dos” […]

August’s Hiring Roundup

Check out our list of August’s top five hiring articles from around the web.  These articles cover every aspect of the hiring process: from deciding whether or not you need to hire… to asking the best interview questions… to cutting your losses when you’ve made a bad hire. 1. Hope? When hiring, it can be […]