Save Mega-Bucks by Hiring Right the First Time -- Silver Business Solutions Releases Case Study

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Companies spend millions of dollars each year in the United States battling employee turnover. One cause of turnover: The "perfect" candidate in the interview process turns out to be not so perfect on the job. It doesn't have to be that way. A new case study from Silver Business Solutions reveals that well thought-out preparation is the key.

Silver Business Solutions today released a case study supporting the idea that companies who hire right the first time save money.

The case study ( profiles Depomed, and demonstrates how one company brought order and effectiveness to its hiring process.

"Managers don't innately possess interviewing and candidate selection skills," said Christine Silver, owner of Silver Business Solutions, adding that best practices indicate that losing an employee cost a company one to three times a person's annual salary. "This is a talent that needs to be -- and can be -- learned."

The good news is that there is an ideal candidate for every job. However, a specialized set of skills is required for managers to hire the right person for the job.

Hiring Right: A Logical Solution
Silver said by putting sufficient time prior to the interview hiring managers can eliminate candidates who look great on first blush, but fail miserably once job responsibilities begin.

Well thought-out preparation is the key, according to one hiring manager who took Silver's Hiring Right training workshop.

"After taking the class I had a strong system to make the interviewing process more efficient," said Mike Okagaki, Depomed Manager of Quality Control. "We found ourselves spending a lot more time on prospective applicants' resumes. This sort of planning makes the interview experience a positive one."

Hiring Right: A Case Study
With a rapidly rising head count, it was obvious that Depomed couldn't afford to spend its resources bringing anyone but the best and brightest into the fold. Errors would be costly and slow the pharmaceutical company's growth

Silver met with Depomed's key hiring managers and put her more than 15 years of human resources coaching experience to the test.

"Companies do the best they can with limited resources, but sometimes they need a little nudge to bring everyone together," said Silver, who brings a practical, no-nonsense approach to her workshops.

Silver's Keys to Hiring Right workshops teach attendees:

  • The three key elements of an interview.
  • The costs of making hiring mistakes.
  • How to prepare for an interview.
  • The secrets to conducting an effective interview.
  • How to evaluate candidates and spot the real performers.

The End Result
Okagaki said the Hiring Right process is effortless and serves as a catalyst for identifying candidates that are a good fit for the company.

"If a person needs to hire or manage somebody they should absolutely take this class," Okagaki said. "I guarantee that you and your company will be rewarded."

For a free consultation or to schedule a Hiring Right Workshop contact Christine Silver at 408-963-6494.

About Silver Business Solutions:
Christine's 15 years in Human Resources and Training form the foundation of her thriving consulting practice. Her training and coaching expertise covers the following skill areas: interview and candidate selection, leadership development, effective communication, making presentations and customer service. Her experience as a one-on-one coach has helped managers in their performance management efforts.

Since 2002, Ms. Silver has worked closely with Marty Brounstein, consultant, speaker, author and principal of The Practical Solutions Group.


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