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Book details
  • SubGenre:Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:70
  • eBook ISBN:9781624883057

Hire Passion, Hire Initiative

A Practical Guide for Getting the Best Engineers Working for You

by David Stuart Cramer

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Engineers, designers, programmers, and technicians need different skills to be successful than workers in other types of jobs. In order to get the best engineer for your job you need to understand what those skills are and know how to interview for them. Hire Passion, Hire Initiative explains the few key attributes that a technical worker will need in order to be great performers and tells you how to interview for them. Useful tips outline the entire hiring process, from determining necessary skill requirements to writing and placing ads to conducting interviews. This is a book that no engineering manager should be without.
Are you having trouble figuring out how to hire technical staff? Are you not even really sure what type of person you should be looking for? Hire Passion, Hire Initiative makes the case that passion for doing ones work and an attitude of confident initiative are better predictors of future employee performance than experience or other commonly used indicators. In addition, the book provides a simple, useful method for determining whether your potential hire possesses these attributes that maintains an informal atmosphere during the interview and does not require complicated interviewing techniques. With the right knowledge and questions you can take charge of the interviewing process and pick the right engineer every time. Useful tips outline the entire hiring process from determining necessary skill requirements, writing and placing ads, and conducting interviews that make it impossible for a candidate to mislead you. Most importantly, you will be able know exactly what type of person you need to fill the engineering role that you have. This is a book that no engineering manager should be without.
About the author
David Cramer has spent most of his career working on various engineering and management projects. He now owns and manages an engineering company and lives in Okotoks Canada with his family.
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