Many appraisers are reluctant to hire trainees, often because they fear competition or they lack the resources. However, if you are overworked as an appraiser, the quality of your work will suffer. Hiring an active support staff can relieve some of that stress and, ultimately, help your business grow and thrive. Whether you’re looking to recruit an office assistant or appraisal trainee, investing in a new employee is a big decision. Here are a hiring guide and other great resources designed to help you recruit the right people, the right way.
For related info, check out our article: Is It Time to Take on an Appraisal Trainee?
How to hire the right person
This New York Times hiring guide gives insightful tips on how to conduct a good interview and get right to the core of who a candidate is, how they work, and if they’re genuinely a good fit for you and your team. Developed by top executives, these strategies go beyond the standard job interview to help you hire employees who are more creative and more effective.
How to hire your ‘forever’ team
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to turn your current crew of helpers into a “forever” team? This Forbes article presents a simple 5-step process that you can use to build a talented and reliable team that will help propel your business forward.
The tiered appraisal office
The Appraiser Coach offers some great advice on the hiring process in his blog post, “The Tiered Appraisal Office.” He gives some useful insights specific to appraisers, specifically regarding how to structure your business and how to hire the right people for the right jobs. Read about his straightforward and effective three-tier approach here.
How to take your company from good to great
In the article above, The Appraiser Coach highly recommends the book Good to Great by Jim Collins. Collins argues that “good is the enemy of great” and examines two different companies—one that flourishes (largely due to hiring the right people), and one that stagnates in comparison. You can find all of Jim Collins’s books, as well as several downloadable resources, on his website: jimcollins.com.
12 best books about recruitment
Earlier this year, Harver published the “12 Best Books about Recruitment for You to Read in 2018.” The list outlines top-rated hiring books designed to help you hire better and faster. Titles include Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, High-Impact Interview Questions by Victoria A. Hoevermeyer, and How to Hire A-Players by Eric Herrenkohl. View the full list.