Jannet Walsh

Respect – Conducting internal interviews

In Career Coach, Job, layoff, Money, Workforce on July 14, 2011 at 6:00 am

Jannet Walsh, Minnesota Native Daughter blogger

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

I recently found a few ideas that might be of interest if you are employer conducting internal job interviews, meaning someone already working at the company is applying for a job. The Harvard Business Review has a great online story you might want to read.

“Keep in mind that internal candidates are likely to be around after the search process is over. It is important to treat them with respect, which includes not leading them on and being honest about their suitability for a job,” said Amy Gallo, with the Harvard Business Review.

I can remember a great moment at my last job when the C.E.O. came into my office to tell me I did not get the job I applied for. I thought this was certainly a great employer. Best practices of treating employees as you would want to be treated is always the right way to conduct business.

Are you an employer that respects your valued worker? Your employees are watching you.

About Jannet Walsh
Working in media and public relations during recession-high unemployment rates in Florida at Workforce Connection, a regional workforce board, Walsh worked on workforce education, training and unemployment topics in Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties in Florida. She also wrote on topics related to workforce issues for both employers and job candidates as a columnist and was a contributor to the 2010 Great Communicator Award for an Institution awarded to Workforce Connection from the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Society. Read full biography of Jannet Walsh.

Workforce suggestions? Please contact Jannet Walsh at jwalsh@wctrib.com for ideas on blog topics or workforce related topics.
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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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