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Directing the personnel search part IV: the on‐site interview

Directing the personnel search part IV: the on‐site interview Purpose – This paper's purpose is to outline what goes into a well‐done library personnel on‐site interview. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the need for planning and doing background checks leading up to the onsite interview and then suggests items to consider in both the planning and execution of a well thought‐out onsite visit. Findings – The finding is that planning the onsite interview well is essential to knowing which candidate will work out the best in the long run. Practical implications – Hiring the right person through a well‐thought out process can save time, trouble and expense for years to come. Social implications – All job seekers should be treated with respect remembering that all have been in that position and could be in that position again in the future. Originality/value – The value of the paper is in hiring the right person the first time using a process that is beneficial to everyone involved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Directing the personnel search part IV: the on‐site interview

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances , Volume 24 (3): 3 – Nov 1, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/01420548880451111185973
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper's purpose is to outline what goes into a well‐done library personnel on‐site interview. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the need for planning and doing background checks leading up to the onsite interview and then suggests items to consider in both the planning and execution of a well thought‐out onsite visit. Findings – The finding is that planning the onsite interview well is essential to knowing which candidate will work out the best in the long run. Practical implications – Hiring the right person through a well‐thought out process can save time, trouble and expense for years to come. Social implications – All job seekers should be treated with respect remembering that all have been in that position and could be in that position again in the future. Originality/value – The value of the paper is in hiring the right person the first time using a process that is beneficial to everyone involved.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2011

Keywords: Onsite interview; Job search; Hiring process; Interviews; Job vacancies; Libraries

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