Asserting Yourself
Handling Stress
Making Time
Managing Yourself
Running Meetings
Selecting People
Understanding Behaviour
The Management Guide to Selecting People
By Kate Keenan
Extracts from the book

Take your time
Some of the most disastrous appointments have been those which were made in a hurry, with no clear idea of the primary aspects involved in the job to be filled, nor what sort of person would be suitable for it. The need was simply to find someone.
Job description
If you do not take the time to describe the job you have on offer nor specify what sort of person you need to fill the post, you will almost certainly not attract the right people.
Ask the right questions
If you have not identified at least one person who is right for the job, you may not have asked the right form of questions... If you find yourself speculating as to whether someone will be right or wrong for the job, you very probably do not have enough information on which to base a decision.
Be prepared
Selecting new people is a time-consuming process. How you go about choosing them plays an important part in retaining them. The process is expensive in time and resources, so it is a good investment to prepare properly and give it the attention it deserves.

Compact, concise and refreshingly free of jargon, the Pocket Manager Management Guides have the potential to reviatalise any business, even if it's a successful one.
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Written by a chartered psychologist, the series is designed mainly for those running small businesses and professional firms, but also relevant to those running homes and families.
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Especially for people who have neither the time nor the inclination for ploughing through the normal tomes...
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Table of Contents

Selecting People
1. Knowing What You Need
2. Gathering the Facts
3. Structuring the Interview
4. Questioning and Listening
5. Interviewing
6. Assessing the Evidence

Check List for Selecting People

The Benefits of Selecting the Right People


Author: Kate Keenan
Format: 64 pages, pb
Published: Sept 1999
Price: £2.99
ISBN-10 & ISBN-13: 1-902825-81-0
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