TAG: hiring process

Editor’s Note: Changing how we look at the hiring process

March 8, 2016By

As I researched and reported on our cover story about the labor shortage in the landscape industry—and all service industries, really—I put in a call to our resident HR expert, our quarterly Business Basics: People columnist, Mel Kleiman. He’s known for his practical advice on recruiting and retaining frontline associates, and he helps employers all over the country address these... read more

High Performance: Avoid common hiring mistakes

February 9, 2015By

In the course of my 30 years in management, I’ve hired thousands of people. Some were excellent and some were not. The interesting thing is that my “gut feeling” was not always the best way to judge talent. I’ve learned over the years that it’s much better to follow a defined hiring process and try to take the emotion and... read more