Job Description First … Hire Second.

I have found that many managers know that they need another employee to help carry the load and have a good candidate in mind but neglect to create a job description and clearly define the roles they need the employee to play. This can feel free and relaxing at first...

Placing Your People

In my work with a client recently I have been reminded of the importance of placing your people in the right seats within your organization. A few reminders that can help: People who are “take charge” people, also called dominant, need decision making power. If you...

Writing Job Descriptions

Why is it so hard to write a job description that is specific and measurable? Because it’s a tedious job that belongs in the hands of someone who is detail oriented (like me)! Why do you need a job description that is specific and measurable (not to mention updated)...

“Across employers, we’ve found that using the right approach to measuring quality of hire, and using data to guide decisions, can have a tremendous impact on hiring outcomes. In the best cases, the entire workforce starts to show the performance characteristics that were previously considered attributes of the very best performers. The economic benefits of this are tremendous. With different employers, we’ve seen productivity increases of 15 percent, average revenue per sales associate increase by 5 percent per hour, employee engagement scores increase by 8 percent and employee attrition drop by 30 percent.”

Does Big Data Matter? By Dan Enthoven

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Importance of Creating and Updating Job Descriptions

During Managers BootCamp IAS consultants walk managers through creating their own job description and then requiring the same of their staff. We recommend that a job description should include specific and measurable tasks that an employee is responsible to...