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On what basis does your company hire new staff?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Mar 2004 to 21 Mar 2004

Hiring new staff can be tricky. How do you go about the process?

OptionVotes% 
Brief interviews (1 or 2).27143.08
Interviews and tests (2 or more + tests).22235.29
Multiple Interviews / tests across many groups in the company.548.59
Placement agency plus final in-house interview.507.95
Placement agency handling everything.30.48

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Curi0us_George21-Mar-04 14:04
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Miguel Lopes21-Mar-04 14:21
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Curi0us_George21-Mar-04 14:32
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John M. Drescher16-Mar-04 7:51
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GeneralInternships and temp positions Pin
Navin15-Mar-04 9:42
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Prakash Nadar20-Mar-04 2:03
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GeneralWhat kind of person they are... Pin
Heath Stewart15-Mar-04 7:27
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Shog915-Mar-04 13:53
sitebuilderShog915-Mar-04 13:53 
Heath Stewart wrote:
There has been once or twice that the CEO or CFO has forced me to hire an intern because they are cheap or free (over someone that we'd have to pay a little more) and it never fails that these people have no ambition to learn more and just don't really get it (i.e., development and practices).

Sounds like you need to apply the same practices you use to weed out bad full-time candidates. Sure, there are a lot of lazy [and|or] clueless people looking for internships - there are also a few of us who have the knowledge and the drive, but whose Work Experience resume section is a tad thin. Better yet, if you make a mistake, it's often a lot easier/cheaper to be rid of a bad intern than a bad FT employee. Wink | ;)

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Prakash Nadar20-Mar-04 2:06
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Bamaco214-Mar-04 23:41
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Ryan Roberts15-Mar-04 0:23
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Alois Kraus15-Mar-04 2:15
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Glenn Dawson17-Mar-04 6:39
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Navin15-Mar-04 3:25
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