hiring

The Coming Wave: We will need to fill more GM positions than ever before

By |2019-09-10T00:53:17-04:00January 4th, 2015|

By Carolee Colter 176 January-February 2015 As we all know, the baby boom generation is hitting retirement age. Roughly a quarter of the U.S. population was born between 1946 and 1964, and every month a quarter million more are turning 65. That age is not a magic number for retirement. With the recent recession, many people put off retiring longer than they otherwise might [...]

New Resource: Starting Off Right with Your New General Manager

By |2019-09-09T22:13:46-04:00October 2nd, 2013|

Online Recorded Workshop This is a thorough introduction to developing a good working relationship as a board with the co-op’s new general manager. The objective of the workshop is to show how to integrate a new general manager into the leadership team, set clear expectations, evaluate the general manager at regular intervals throughout the year, and to maintain an honest and open dialogue. This [...]

Interview Right

By |2019-09-06T23:09:53-04:00November 12th, 2012|

The job interview is your best tool for making the right hiring decision. You can't count on references, and resumes are designed to make the candidate look good. The job interview is your best tool for making the right hiring decision. You can't count on references, and resumes are designed to make the candidate look good. However, research shows most interviewers decide, consciously or [...]

Hiring for Motivational Fit

By |2019-09-10T15:40:00-04:00March 3rd, 2011|

Why do some people enjoy a job and stay with it for years while others seem unhappy and leave—or stay on but complain, come to work late, and call in sick more than others? Why do some people enjoy a job and stay with it for years while others seem unhappy and leave—or stay on but complain, come to work late, and call in [...]

Home-Grown Talent: A guide to promoting from within

By |2019-09-09T22:47:13-04:00January 4th, 2006|

By Carolee Colter 122 January - February - 2006 Promoting leaders from among your existing staff offers a lot of advantages. Surprises are minimized—the person’s strengths and weaknesses are known quantities. Furthermore, you can reward and keep your good workers by giving them more responsibility and compensation instead of losing them to other careers. You send a message to the other staff that their [...]

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