The management interview process creates a certain amount of anxiety for participants on both sides of the desk, especially if neither has done a lot of interviewing. In absence of a highly structured process it can serve both sides to remember the three Cs – credentials, chemistry and compensation.
Earlier this year I was in Phoenix, attending the annual Tech Summit for our laundry industry. The small talk always seemed to lead to the same question, “are you flooded with candidates these days (with the current economic climate)?” Actually the answer is no, for several reasons.
Supply and Demand. This basic business principle affects your ability to hire management talent in two critical ways. Some types of experienced candidates (e.g. chief engineer with tunnel experience) are in short supply -the demand has resulted in on going open positions and / or increasing salary levels.
Last month I addressed the dilemma of interviewing out of town candidates who have concerns about your area’s shortage of affordable housing, which then affects their comfort zone with your salary offer.
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Fire in Jail Laundry
DURHAM, N.C. — A fire in the laundry room at a County Jail in Durham damaged goods but required no evacuation. The fire, which originated in a dryer, damaged hundreds of uniforms. In addition to the lost goods, the jail’s laundry sustained water and smoke damage. The fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system that had been activated.