A business suit consists of two matched pieces in a neutral color. Find out about how women should not wear a business suit with help from the chief style officer at StyleWorks of Union Square in this free video clip.
Expert: Carol Davidson
Bio: Carol Davidson, AICI CIP, is President of StyleWorks of Union Square.
Filmmaker: Brandon Gonzales
Series Description: When picking out a particular outfit to wear, you always have to take the occasion and the venue into careful consideration. Get tips on the best fashion for you with help from the chief style officer at StyleWorks of Union Square in this free video series.
A search for the best candidate in the marketplace should include a sense of urgency. This is especially the case when the market for top talent is a candidate’s market and a candidate has the choice of several top job openings. Here’s a scenario:
A prime candidate is interviewing with four different companies, including yours. All four companies are interested in that candidate.
Now, ask yourself who has more options: the candidate or your company? The answer is obvious. Therefore, it’s imperative that once an A-level applicant has been presented, the hiring process should move along briskly. A sensible timeframe is between two and four weeks. If the process takes any longer the risk of losing that top person to another company rises dramatically.
According to the results of a study published in Forbes Magazine, 46 percent of new employees in professional positions quit or are fired from their job within the first 18 months. That statistic is alarming enough on its own, especially in this crisis. What is even more surprising is the reason for the failure.
It would be natural to assume the high rate of new hire failure would be due to a lack of professional skills. However, that was only the case 11 percent of the time. The rest did not make the cut due to their attitude. Perhaps even more disheartening, only 19 percent of those who remain in their position are expected to be truly successful at it.