• 01.21.2021
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : Employee Assessments are a win for the Company, Candidate, Employee and Manager

Employee Assessments are a win for the Company, Candidate, Employee and Manager

Using Employee Assessments for selection, for managing employees and for development is a win-win for the company, managers, candidates and the employees.   We would like to start your year off with some important topics that are not discussed enough.  One,  the benefits for the applicant or employee of being assessed and hired for a position that is a good fit.  Two, helping managers become better managers by using assessment results with their direct reports.

Applicants may not think that we are on their side, we are.  One of our main jobs is helping our clients hire the right person for the job.  What does this mean?  For our job fit assessments, it means th... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 12.16.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : A Year For The History Books – 2020 Is A Year That Will Not Be Forgotten

A Year for the History Books – For Good or Bad, 2020 will be a Year to Remember

Aside from having one of the most challenging and strange years faced by most of us, attracting quality candidates, hiring the right person for the right job along with managing and developing employees are still one of the biggest challenges of running a successful department, location, business or organization. 

These areas are relative.  Some of you are constantly looking for an edge and to improve, some of you are happy with your current status and may be blind to your weak spots while others do not place any of these areas as important enough to consider seeking improvements.  We are in business to help those of you who are looking to improve or open to it for any of these areas mentioned.

Fo... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 10.29.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : What is one of the most important Behavior Traits to look for when Hiring a Salesperson or Manager?

Hiring a salesperson or a manager that meets or exceeds your expectations is one of the more challenging and important hires that many of you face.  Employees don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.  And companies do not prosper when sales are lacking.  Anything that will increase your odds of making a more informed decision for these positions and any other position is worth consideration.  If Vegas had odds on this trait against success or failure, I could have retired years ago to my own island that doesn’t have Covid19.

For either of these positions, a good resume and years of experience are not going to guarantee a successful hire. There are thousands of candidates per day with both of these qualities that are bottom performers applying f... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 09.30.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : A Well-Written Job Description and Job Posting Leads to Better Hiring!

When you drive your car to a new location, you use your phone or car navigation system to show you the way. You have a starting, middle and end point. The same route should occur with your selection process.

If you want to hire great employees, start with a professionally written job description which then leads to an accurate job posting that leads to qualified candidates applying which ends up with a hiring process that yields good to great hires.

Your odds are much better for a successful hire when you have more qualified candidates applying. You are going to have some challenges if your job posting does not attract quality candidates. If you use words that are not pertinent to the position in your job posting, you will end up ... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 08.31.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : How is wearing a mask similar to an interview?

One similarity is that we inherently believe that most people are honest. When you are wearing a mask while speaking to a friend or even a stranger you may feel like there is no need to wear a mask, because you trust each other. Since Covid is transparent and can be asymptomatic, there is no telling when someone is contagious. It can be just as challenging to figure out which interview answers and resume information from the candidate are truthful and accurate. Their answers could be asymptomatic too.

Your job as the interviewer is to use selection methods and interview questions that ferret out the most reliable information to help you hire a candidate that can meet or exceed your expectations for the position. Susan Carnicero author of ... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 07.15.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : SOME UNUSUAL AND COMMON HIRING MISTAKES

   

SOME UNUSUAL AND COMMON HIRING MISTAKES

We are happy to report that hiring has picked up since our April newsletter titled ‘When Hiring Picks Back Up, Will You Be Ready?’ Were you ready?

At the end of April, the Unemployment rate was 14.7%, May 13.3% and June 11.1%. That is a 24.5% reduction in two months. With virus numbers going back up, this trend could stall.

Following are some common hiring mistakes or miscues that we hear from clients with a slant. Once you enter the Assessment world, one’s perspective changes. Welcome to our jungle.

“The candidate was very nice, and I liked him/her.”

That is great and it is important, but it is not the mai... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 06.17.2020
  • Carlsbad CA

Latest Resource : Improve Employee Engagement – Starts with Hiring the Right Person for the Job

                                                       

Based on a recent *Gallop Employee Engagement survey in early May, Gallup found that the percentage of "engaged" workers in the U.S. -- those who are highly involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace -- reached an all-time high of 38%,. This high number seems a little strange being that the pandemic started in the U.S. in March. Gallup attributed this high number to three areas during the pandemic: 1) The employer response is improving , 2) The employment base is smaller (30 million employ... FULL ARTICLE >

  • 05.20.2020
  • Carlsbad, CA

Latest Resource : When Hiring Picks Back Up, Will You Be Ready?

Luck is involved in many activities, but without a plan you will not be as lucky.  If you do not play the lottery, you cannot be lucky enough to win. If your selection process is not well designed, your luck with hiring is not going to be as good as your competitors that are more prepared.  ‘Luck is the residue of design’.

Is your ad and/or job description targeting the right type of candidates?  Is your process helping you predict and qualify candidates who can meet and exceed your expectations?  Do your hiring managers and recruiters truly know how to identify and predict behaviors with candidates that drive success in the positions they are hiring for?  How are they making their selection decisions?  As we mentioned in our April ENews,... FULL ARTICLE >

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“We knew that our employees would be the key to our success, and we knew what we had to do philosophically, we just weren’t sure how to get there. And that’s where we were fortunate enough to find Jim’s group to help us.

Plotkin helped us develop a tremendous culture of excellence in our organization. We had 3,500 employees, and we were able to reach every employee, top to bottom, and they all had a pride in the organization that we were able to instill in them with many of the programs that we worked with Plotkin on. As a result, all our business results were outstanding – profitability, awards and recognition, and brand building.”

Pete Davison, former SVP & COO for PGA Tour’s TPC Network.

“Turnover at our organization averages 65%, and 1/3 of our hires leave within their first 90 days. In 2014, after piloting the Stanton Survey for 9 months, we operationalized it across our company. The data we gathered during this period showed significantly lower turnover of new hires — approximately 17% at both the 6 and 9 month post-hire dates, respectively, within the pilot period. Improving our turnover rates was the reason we started using the Stanton Survey, but the byproduct is a better hire. The downstream effects of a good hiring decision are irrefutable and can last for years. Better people hire better people.”

VP of HR, Consumer Loan Finance Company; South Carolina

"The value of The Plotkin Group assessments has been twofold," explains Recruiter customer Dick Kopplin. "First, the testing process gives us increased credibility with our clients, and the assurance that we are evaluating candidates not only through our own process, but by using impartial experts. In addition, the testing often indicates that we should do some additional checking on candidates who have not tested well in certain areas. We would highly recommend the services provided by The Plotkin Group."

#1 Recruiter in his Industry

"The Stanton Survey helped us reduce workers comp by 75%!”

HR Manager, Printing Company  

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