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Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring for
Tribal Organizations, Enterprises and Casinos




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It’s said that people are our greatest assets — but the truth is that the right people are our greatest assets. The wrong people in the wrong positions can lead to disaster in your organization or enterprise. Poor employee selection is a costly error in recruitment, training and benefits.

When you’re responsible for finding and choosing the “right” people for your tribal organization, you must be sure that you know who you’re looking for and who will be the best fit. Many times, the correct decisions are not obvious ones; however, there are steps you can take and tools you can use to help you in the recruiting, interviewing and hiring process.

During Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring for Tribal Organizations, Enterprises and Casinos, we’ll discuss 10 powerful hiring strategies. We’ll provide you with actionable expertise for improving your interviewing techniques, recruitment tools and hiring procedures. Through handson activities and interpersonal work, you’ll develop the confidence and skills that you need to strengthen your organization or enterprise.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Recruitment Challenges
  • Workplace diversity and affirmative action
  • Indian Preference and other hiring preferences
  • Recognizing and avoiding the cost of hiring hastily
Practical Recruiting
  • Attracting the right people
  • Developing compelling recruitment tools
  • Discovering benefits and drawbacks of different types of recruitment:
    • Electronic
    • Print
    • Word of mouth
    • Promotion from within
  • Developing strategies to target the type of employees you want
  • Reviewing resumes
Preparation for Interviewing
  • Determining job specifications and job descriptions
  • Conducting phone interviews before face-to-face interviews
  • Preparing a good interview environment
  • Preparing the right questions
The Interview Process
  • Different stages of interviews
  • Establishing a format to ensure fairness to interviewees
  • Keeping your organization’s leaders involved
  • Giving the proper information at the proper time
  • Asking tough questions and getting detailed answers
  • What not to ask
  • Documenting the interview effectively
Reference Check Procedures
  • Creating a script
  • Checking with subordinates of the candidate
  • Speaking with current or former employers
  • Recording detailed notes
  • Legal implications
  • How to get information when no one wants to talk
Use of Testing
  • Investing in tests — Is it worth it?
  • Different types of testing
  • Determining if testing is right for your tribal organization or enterprise
  • Using profiles
Ready, Set, Hire
  • Selecting the final candidate
  • Making the offer
  • Getting new hires off to a great start
  • Making a good first impression
  • Training and orientating new employees
  • Retaining star employees and top performers
  • Creating opportunities for growth
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