Learn “How to Hire!”
I’m excited to be planning a two-part webinar series for ALA (scheduled for May, 2017) that will help new supervisors review “How to Hire a Library Employee.” Here’s what it’s going to look like. If this sounds like something that would help you grow to be a better leader, watch for registration information coming early next year!
- Part One – Preparing Your Team for Growth
Leaders need to maintain a healthy culture that supports ongoing growth and change, so that a team is always ready to stretch to welcome new members. Further, teams must also be cognizant of changing user needs and available staff skills – as well as gaps to be filled.
- Part Two – Finding and Welcoming the Right Person
We need to creatively use the tools at our disposal, from job descriptions and want ads to interview structures, questions and activities, all to help improve our chances of hiring the perfect new team member. Then, once we’ve extended an offer, we need to “onboard,” train and develop that person and the team they’ve joined effectively…so everyone stays ready for the next new face.