How to Hire Good Employees

Source, screen, and interview candidates, and learn how to do effective reference checks.

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Course Overview

Are you looking to hire high-performers for your organization? This course, How to Hire Good Employees, will guide you through the process of creating a successful hiring strategy. You’ll learn how to build an organizational chart, understand essential elements that make up a job scorecard, conduct effective screening and in-depth interviews, and learn best hiring practices. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to create a team of talented, motivated employees that will help your organization thrive.

Whether you’re a business owner, an HR professional, or a manager with hiring responsibilities, this course will provide valuable insight into the best practices for finding and hiring quality employees. Start learning today and gain the skills needed to find top talent for your organization.

Course Content

  • Before You Begin
  • Downloads: Resources Available to Print
  • Welcome
  • Download: Hiring Cheat Sheet
  • Module 1 Introduction FREE PREVIEW
  • Reading: Widget Makers FREE PREVIEW
  • Building the Organization Chart FREE PREVIEW
  • Download: Organization Chart
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2 Introduction FREE PREVIEW
  • Five Requirements FREE PREVIEW
  • You Can Teach a Skill, but You Can’t Teach Values FREE PREVIEW
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Download: Job Score Card
  • Module 3 Introduction
  • Hooks in the Water
  • Poaching People
  • Mind Mapping
  • Tips to Effective Bench Building
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4 Introduction
  • Application Form
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5 Introduction
  • Finding Stars
  • Reading: Excerpt from “The Power of People Skills”
  • The Star Chart
  • Module 5 Quiz
  • Module 6 Introduction
  • Using the Screen
  • The Screen Interview Questions
  • Download: Screening Interview Template
  • Module 6 Quiz
  • Module 7 Introduction
  • The In-Depth Interview
  • Module 7 Quiz
  • Module 8 Introduction
  • Why Reference Check?
  • Reference Checking Process
  • Download: Reference Interview Template
  • Module 8 Quiz
  • Module 9 Introduction
  • The Importance of an Onboarding Plan
  • Reading: Emily
  • Module 9 Quiz
  • Optional Further Reading
  • Final Test
  • Download: Facilitator’s Guide
  • Downloads: Resources Available to Print

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, everything is included within the subscription you select.
PLI subscriptions are non-refundable. If you cancel your subscription, all course access, and additional features, will expire at the end of your billing cycle.
All of the courses are priced in USD.
Yes! These downloadables include cheat sheets, templates and workbooks that you can keep and share with your coworkers, employees or friends.
While the courses are self-study, we encourage students to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Please click the “feedback” tab on the right side of your screen while taking the courses to ask questions or provide feedback.
As the courses are self-study, you have an unlimited amount of time to complete each course.

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Skills you'll learn:

  • Build an organizational chart
  • Understand the five elements that make up a job scorecard
  • Conduct a screening and in-depth interview
  • Implement 5 interview skills and 4 hiring practices

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