Dr. Helen Ofosu: Hiring a new employee

hiring should take longer than car buyingThe question gets asked  sometimes: Which takes longer: hiring an employee, or buying a car?  There are also those who say employers don’t take enough time to screen and hire new employees.  I tend to agree with this, especially for higher stakes, professional roles.

Working with a highly reputed recruiting company a while back, I discovered that they had had some bad experiences in the past with hiring staff. They work in a regulated field where the professionals need to earn a specific degree and pass an exam, such as law and accounting.  

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About the writer 

 Dr. Helen Ofosu was born and raised in the Toronto area but her roots are in Jamaica and Ghana. She offers Career Coaching and HR Consulting using her background in Industrial / Organizational Psychology (aka Business Psychology) as the foundation for her practice. She founded I/O Advisory Services in 2012 and is accessible by phone, email, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  She can be reached at 613-424-8689 or helen@ioadvisory.com. Web: www.ioadvisory.com.


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