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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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Default 10 danger signs when you're hiring new employees

i'd be interested to know what hiring managers think of this list. anything you disagree with? anything you'd add?

and i think it serves as a good guide for job seekers as well. there are quite a few items on this list that are avoidable.

10 Danger Signs When You're Hiring New Employees | The Fast Track
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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Do people really need to be told this today? Most of it was just plain common sense.

If an individual doesn't already know most of these items, they really shouldn't be in a position that involves hiring people.

It would be like writing an article on cooking and #2 on the list is "careful oven gets hot"....LOL.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Yes, considering people are mostly hired and promoted for their lovely people skills, it doesn't surprise me that people need to be told about this.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Fluff article.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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I have a feeling this article was meant to false target hiring managers and actually attract the unemployed seeking "inside information" on hiring.

Oh wait, it's from an AskAManager writer. I was right.

Also, #4 feels unfair. What if your job is independent or unsupervised? I've held jobs where my customers knew what my job entailed better than my boss. At my last job, I never worked under my boss. I learned that all they did was look at statistics and if they saw something that lost profit they'd have a co-worker bring you a write up notice to sign.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Also, #4 feels unfair. What if your job is independent or unsupervised? I've held jobs where my customers knew what my job entailed better than my boss. At my last job, I never worked under my boss. I learned that all they did was look at statistics and if they saw something that lost profit they'd have a co-worker bring you a write up notice to sign.
i don't think she meant it's a red flag if you don't have a manager reference for one job - but if you have NO managers as references and you've held several jobs, that's questionable.

i don't have a manager reference for my current job, because i work for a hospital system that doesn't allow managers to give references. but i offer up my annual evaluations instead. and i have managers from other jobs who i can use.

and askamanager does seem to cater mostly to job seekers, but she gets a fair number of questions from managers as well. i'm not sure what the focus of the blog she wrote that for is.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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oh and i do think all or at least most of the stuff on this list is common sense, but a lot of people lack common sense, so....
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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It's all stating the obvious. Maybe it would help someone new to management, but then if they didn't know these things they shouldn't have been hired for a position that hires people.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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It's all stating the obvious. Maybe it would help someone new to management, but then if they didn't know these things they shouldn't have been hired for a position that hires people.
I agree. Although, I've seen many make mistake #10 repeatedly.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: AZ
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I think #9 is the most important. The *only* employees who I have interviewed, who have left our employ, have been 9s. I have never hired a #9, but I have interviewed #9s hired by other managers and people senior to me. I have recommended not to hire them, and have been proved right.
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