Hire the Best Seasonal Parks and Rec Employees

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Every year, Parks and Recreation departments hire an influx of seasonal staff to run their camps, programs, and daily operations. We depend on these seasonal staff to help us through the busiest time of year! Before you get started calling those next employees, follow the process below. Take Your Time Hire slow, Fire fast. Give […]

Hire Well, Part 2: Screen & Interview

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Review Your Candidates HR may complete some preliminary screenings based on your organization’s policies and guidelines.  However, once you receive your pool of candidates, you’ll want to fully review the applications.  Often, agencies develop position-specific screening matrix’s that may assign points to differential skills, such CPR/First-Aid, bilingual, etc. A potential employee should always go through […]

Interview(er) Tips for Parks and Recreation Professionals

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Review Your Candidates HR may complete some preliminary screenings based on your organization’s policies and guidelines.  However, once you receive your pool of candidates, you’ll want to fully review the applications.  Often, agencies develop position-specific screening matrix’s that may assign points to differential skills, such CPR/First-Aid, bilingual, etc. A potential employee should always go through […]

Hire Well – Part 1: Attract Good Talent

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Update the Job Description The first step in hiring well is to make sure that you have a updated job description. A fine-tuned job description that accurately reflects the actual tasks and responsibilities of the position is a critical component of attracting and retaining talented employees. After all, if you don’t truly know what you’re […]