Error message

  • Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in element_children() (line 6517 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 5982 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 5992 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 6030 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#printed' in drupal_render() (line 6037 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in element_children() (line 6517 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 5982 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 5992 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#children' in drupal_render() (line 6030 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset '#printed' in drupal_render() (line 6037 of /services/webpages/e/v/everettkelley.com/public/includes/common.inc).

Hiring - Not as much fun as recruiting!

Gosh, isn’t it so much fun interviewing potential new employees.  Not!  You would think this would be second nature to me since I am a recruiter, and I spend about 75% of my week interviewing candidates.  However, hiring for your own organization is serious hard work!  

As a recruiter, I pride myself on being a perceptive, intuitive listener who is able to identify the right and wrong match for a particular position and organization within minutes of sitting down with the applicant.  It’s so exciting when I know I’ve found that perfect fit for my client’s position.  

Now, the tables have turned on me and I find myself looking for a new team member for the EKA family.  It’s been a very long time since I sat in the hiring chair trying to conduct an “HR appropriate” interview with a potential new hire.   Believe it or not, I actually found myself googling “best interview questions to ask candidates” and other similar topics this morning in preparation for upcoming 2nd interviews for a new EKA team member. 

It’s so much easier to be an objective interviewer when you’re not within the hiring company.  This whole process has forced me to remember what it’s like to be in your shoes.  The worry if a new hire will be the right fit, the concern that they will leave and force us to start all over again, the general uncertainty brought about by any change to the team, and so on.   

Wow. 

This experience has reminded me why having an outside resource and opinion is so valuable.  I’ve also gained an even greater appreciation of the trust my clients have placed in me and my judgment in guiding them through the hiring process.  I only wish I had someone to guide me through it!

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.