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Agency Management  You Can't Afford to Hire Just ANYONE! 


Erin Carlson, CompleteMarkets - Denver, CO 80228
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This recession has caused many American's to lose their employment, which has flooded the market with desperate people searching for employment. What does this mean? Extremely over-qualified and under-qualified individuals apply for each and every job available. This can be a good thing depending on your hiring process. Obviously, the first round of disqualifications are of those who are under qualified for the position. This can decrease the amount of resumes by half. What do you do with those who are over qualified? Well, this can be a double edged sword. They are looking for employment right? Why not take advantage of hiring someone for half the wage with great qualifications? Unless you are willing to pay that person what they deserve, you are less likely to keep those people on staff if a better fitting opportunity comes along. So you might waster your time and money training this person if they are just using your employment position as a band-aid for their own life while they wait for the job they really want. 

My recommendation? Be flexible. If you find someone that is applying for your job opportunity, be willing to increase the base pay you would be offering to perfectly qualified individuals. Understand the qualities of the person you are looking for and know how to read those qualities in the resumes they submit. 

How do YOU qualify an individual? What characteristics do you look for in a candidate? How many steps is your hiring process?
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Steven Miltonberg, Transformer Marketing - North Hollywood, CA 91602
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Great info!
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