Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring and
Compensating Employees

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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, choosing and compensating the “right” people for your organization, you must be sure that you know who you’re looking for, who will be the best fit and how compensation can make or break the deal.

Do you believe that salaries are what drive your employees to work hard for you? The latest research suggests the opposite — that performance is actually reduced when money is the only motivator. Achieving internal equity and paying salaries that are competitive in external markets can be extraordinarily challenging. O nce the compensation plan is complete, implementing and administering it become equally difficult.

This class addresses practical ways for linking a tribe’s or tribal organization’s strategic goals with its recruiting, interviewing, hiring and compensation philosophies. During this class, we’ll discuss 10 powerful hiring strategies. We’ll provide you with actionable expertise for improving your interviewing techniques, your recruitment tools and your hiring procedures. You’ll learn about alternative compensation strategies to recruit and retain the best employees, even in lean economic times. Through hands-on 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 and 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
Ready, Set, Hire
  • Selecting the final candidate
  • Making the offer
  • Getting new hires off to a great start
  • Retaining star employees and top performers
  • Creating opportunities for growth
Compensation in Indian Country
  • Paying employees what you should
  • Rewarding employee performance
  • Reflecting the tribe’s culture and values in
  • Implementing a successful compensation plan
Compensation 101
  • What a good employee is worth
  • Developing an effective compensation philosophy
  • Linking the compensation plan to tribal strategic policies
  • The pay model and compensation techniques
  • Trends and best practices in compensation planning
  • Pay for performance
Internal vs. External Compensation Studies
  • Areas to be addressed through a comprehensive compensation study
  • Developing and training an internal compensation staff
  • Using outside consultants
  • Selecting a consulting team
Panel Discussion — Compensation Questions and Answers
  • The compensation process
  • Ensuring salary equity among job positions
  • Non-monetary compensation
  • Compensating to incentivize employee performance
Building High-Performance Work Teams
  • Keeping employees trained, informed and motivated
  • Best practices to improve performance and create effective work teams
  • Creating a culture of accountability, ownership and personal leadership
  • Linking compensation and benefit programs to the tribe’s strategic objectives
  • Creating effective performance appraisal and evaluation programs
Policies and Procedures for Implementing an Effective Compensation Plan
  • Policies and procedures that affect sound and equitable compensation systems
  • Integrating policies and procedures into daily operations and responsibilities
  • Linking employee performance to merit increases
  • Using incentive compensation to recognize and encourage success
  • Incentive compensation as a motivator rather than a de-motivator
  • Rewarding individual and team achievement

*Topics subject to change.

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