Effective Hiring: Mastering the Interview, Offer, and Onboarding

  • 3h 37m 39s
  • Paul Falcone
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2022

Simplify the hiring process and put the right people in place the first time with the help of scripts, templates, and tools you can apply immediately, from the leading voice in HR expertise.

Part operational field manual, part guiding hand, Paul Falcone, a renowned expert on effective hiring, performance management, and leadership development, walks you through some of the most critical people challenges you’ll face and provides the keys to getting the results you’re looking for during the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process.

Chock full of leadership wisdom from Falcone, this book:

  • Examines the most often used interview questions and offers new interpretations when reading candidate responses.
  • Identifies the red flags in the candidate assessment process, such as people who give long inventories of unproven claims that delay getting to the answer to your question.
  • Provides small business owners who often struggle to meet crucial HR demands with simple tools to guide them through effective interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.

Getting the best employees on board and weeding out the worst—without getting slapped with expensive lawsuits—are two of the most crucial and difficult jobs of human resources professionals and general managers. This book provides quick, reliable information on how to do it right.

About the Author

Paul Falcone is CHRO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills, CA, and he's held senior-level HR positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and City of Hope. He has extensive experience in entertainment, healthcare/biotech, and financial services, including in international, nonprofit, and union environments.

Paul is the author of a number of bestselling HarperCollins, AMACOM, and SHRM Books, many of which have been ranked as bestsellers in the categories of human resources management, labor & employment law, business mentoring & coaching, communication in management, and business decision-making and problem-solving. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Turkish.

Paul is also a long-term contributor to HR Magazine, a top-rated conference presenter, and an adjunct faculty member in UCLA Extension's School of Business and Management.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Criteria to Help You Define the Best and Brightest Talent
  • Chapter 2 - Maximizing Your Recruitment Resources
  • Chapter 3 - Direct Sourcing: Alternatives to Traditional Candidate Outreach
  • Chapter 4 - Hiring in Our Own Image: Sound Tips As Well As a Cautionary Tale
  • Chapter 5 - Telephone Screening Interviews: How to Identify If a Candidate Is Worth Bringing into the Office
  • Chapter 6 - The Anatomy of an Effective Interview
  • Chapter 7 - Interview Icebreakers to Establish Rapport and Trust
  • Chapter 8 - The Emotionally Intelligent Interview: A "Career-Coaching" Approach to Getting Inside Candidates' Hearts and Heads
  • Chapter 9 - Interviewing Technical Candidates When You're Not a Techie Yourself
  • Chapter 10 - Effective Interview Questions for Hiring Remote Staff
  • Chapter 11 - Effective Interview Questions for Hiring Freelancers and Independent Contractors
  • Chapter 12 - Effective Interview Questions for Hiring Sales and Business Development Staff
  • Chapter 13 - Effective Questions to Ask When Interviewing Supervisors, Managers, and Directors
  • Chapter 14 - Interviewing the Boss: Questions to Politely Assess Your Future Manager
  • Chapter 15 - Hiring Without Checking References Is Like Having a Loose Cannon on the Deck of Your Ship!
  • Chapter 16 - How to Get Employers to Open Up to You During the Reference-Checking Process
  • Chapter 17 - Effective Reference Questions for Nonexempt, Hourly Support/Production Staff
  • Chapter 18 - Effective Reference Questions for Exempt Professionals and Technical Candidates
  • Chapter 19 - Effective Reference Questions for Remote Hires
  • Chapter 20 - Preempting the Counteroffer: Setting the Stage for the Employment Offer
  • Chapter 21 - Salary Negotiations Done Right: Making the Offer and Closing the Deal
  • Chapter 22 - Onboarding Day One: Welcome Aboard
  • Chapter 23 - Onboarding Day Thirty: Initial Impressions and "Feed Forward"
  • Chapter 24 - Onboarding Day Sixty: Time to Pivot? Readjusting to the "Real" Job
  • Chapter 25 - Onboarding Day Ninety: Initial Goal Setting and Aligning Expectations for Quarterly Check-ins for Year One and Beyond
  • Chapter 26 - Remote Onboarding: 3D Experiences in a 2D World