Keeping Your New Hire For Life

You have searched high and low, you have recruited, interviewed, selected, and negotiated to the point where you have your new employee and then finally you have put her through a formal new hire orientation and training program, you have assigned her a mentor and now she is a full fledged member of your team. […]

Employee Orientation and Training

Now that you have spent all that time and effort finding the right candidate the next step is to make sure she has a proper orientation to not only your company but the industry as well. I’ll preface this column to point out that this will be focused on electronics manufacturing and that this program […]

Working Remotely: The Future Is Here To Stay

Those of you who still cannot get your head around allowing some of your people to work remotely are limiting yourself. If you are stuck on having people in your company offices fulltime, you are truly limiting yourselves when it comes to hiring the best people. Of course, there are line workers who cannot work […]

Hiring That Key New Employee: Closing The Deal

You have done your homework. You planned, searched, found, vetted and interviewed and finally you have the right candidate. You have the right person, the person who you feel is perfect for the position. Now it’s time to close the deal. It’s time to make that offer, negotiate the compensation package, and bring the person […]

Searching In All The Right Places

Looking for the right people for your company is very similar to the way that your sales team looks for business.  Especially now when the competition for good people is so intense, your HR people or whoever is conducting the search has to handle the search for the right candidate exactly like your sales team […]

The Candidate Search

Okay you’ve created your ideal candidate profile, so you know exactly the kind of person you are looking for. To many that is half the battle since it is so much easier to search for someone when you know what they should look like. When you know the qualifications you are looking for both tangible […]

The Perfect Candidate

Continuing our series on finding and hiring the best people for today and for the future of the company, today we’re going to talk about the ideal candidate for the position you are trying to fill. Just like in sales where we develop the ideal customer profile, the same thing applies for the ideal candidate. […]

Hiring The Right People

According to my talks with companies all around the country the biggest problem facing us today is that of getting the right people and in some cases any people to come to work for us. The fact is though, that up until about five years ago we did not spend much time focusing on the […]

Need Good People? Develop Them Yourselves

There is an ever growing shortage of experienced professionals in our field these days. Whether we are talking about PCB design, fabrication or assembly, finding the right seasoned professionals is now a serious problem. Actually, more than a problem because there just are not as many as there used to be. Many have changed careers […]