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Success for Hire: Simple Strategies to Find and Keep Outstanding Employees by Alexandra Levit

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Analyze Your Required Positions: Forethought Trumps Knee-Jerk Every Time

In this chapter, you’ll learn to

  • define the business requirements for a given position
  • understand your organizational culture
  • create a written job analysis
  • convene a committee of stakeholders to finalize a job description

Developing a sound hiring process and using it for every new hire makes sense in theory, but what happens when you come into the office one morning at 8 a.m. and find yourself staring at the resignation letter of your top sales executive or marketing manager? Your knee-jerk reaction is to do whatever it takes to fill the position immediately, ...

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