Friday, November 7, 2008

Innovative hiring practices

I heard Catherine Hakala-Ausperk from the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library at one session I attended. She said that at that library they hire for attitude and train for skill. One of their practices involves requiring job applicants to work on a project in a group so that teamwork orientation can be observed. The applicants who show the highest level of teamwork, cooperation, and enthusiasm for working with others are the ones who are asked to return for final interviews.

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