So many employers have done it. Hired someone who, on the day of their interview, seemed absolutely perfect for the job, then two months, two weeks or even two days after the new employee started, found themselves asking the question 'did I really employ you?' Estimates on how much it costs to replace an employee vary from 75 per cent of the person's salary to an alarming 24 times the person's salary. Yet few managers and team leaders know how to recruit effectively. This book is designed to create a template for recruiting people at the front end of the organisation. Did I Really Employ You? is a practical, easy-to-use manual for employers and human resource personnel that will help to select the right person for the job. Topics include designing the ideal candidate, defining the position and the results you're looking for, using application forms to save time, and conducting effective job interviews. Employment contracts are very easy to get into but time consuming, costly and difficult to get out of. If you are recruiting for a particular position, you want to be able to get it right first time. Did I Really Employ You? is a comprehensive guide to getting it right every time.
Ann Andrews is an international speaker, human resources consultant, facilitator and author of two books on changing work processes and self-managing teams. For the past 10 years, Ann has worked as independent consultant to some of the largest organisations in NZ, showing them how to set up high-performing teams.