Factory and Industrial Management Volume 61, No. 7

Factory and Industrial Management Volume 61, No. 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...determine whether you want to "buy" what the applicant has to "sell"; and on the other hand the applicant has an equal interest in finding out whether he wants to "buy" what you have to "sell." I have written and said before, and I repeat here: An applicant has just as much right--perhaps even more, as it means more to him than to his prospective employer--to interview you, to look you over, as you have to look him over. And a competent interviewer will see that he does have this privilege. Therefore, is not any plan of interviewing incomplete which does not afford the applicant an opportunity to interview his prospective boss? Let us quote from a previous article in which I touched on this phase of interviewing. "To you who are holding back in your minds on this subject, I want to put this question: How would you yourself feel about contracting to work at something and for somebody you had never seen? Were you ever invited to attend a big social function or dinner where you did not know a soul? Did you feel like going? If you did you probably went with the usual embarrassment that one has in coming into a strange place and meeting strange people. Another question: Recall the "first day at school" feeling you had when a youngster? That's just the way the worker feels when he is asked to report to a boss and a job which he has never seen. Think it over, and then decide whether introduction to the foreman and the job is worth while. "Now another 'punch' on this introduction business before I get back on the track. Think what the right kind of a foreman and the right kind of working conditions can do toward 'selling' the man to the job. I have seen applicants qualify, and accept...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813812
  • 9781236813817