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<img src="" alt='When it comes to hiring, one industry expert says it pays to use a hiring team, rather that just having one person do the inteview. A hiring team, he said, can sometimes catch crucial details that one person may miss. ppt of interview skillsFILE (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel)’ /> Thats because great interviewers routinely overlook crucial details, even when theyre supported by a rigorous candidate selection process. A hiring team works together to ensure that they get an accurate impression of each candidate every time. Wintrip outlines four hiring styles: Tacklers: These people are fast and decisive. During interviews, they get to the point quickly and appreciate people who do the same. Tellers: They use their communication skills to motivate people. During interviews they talk a lot and they tend to hire candidates they think will act upon what they have said. Tailors: During interviews they build a rapport and allow conversation to become an open exchange. They tend to hire candidates they think are capable of cultivating strong workplace relationships. They tend to hire candidates who offer quantitative evidence that theyre right for the job. Wintrip says natural gaps and limits in perception often keep hiring managers from accurately assessing a job candidates abilities. A hiring team, he said, will make the process easier and faster.

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For years, area adult literacy students have depended on the consistency of the English as a Second Language (or ESL) classes held at the Hudson Area Library on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday mornings 10 a.m.-noon. As of July 2017, there will no longer be staff to conduct these classes. Team teaching is optimal for several reasons. It allows volunteers to coordinate with each other to take time off and lightens the burden of teaching a class. It also provides more instructors to the students so that individual students get more direct help. Prior teaching experience is not necessary as training is provided online, as well as ongoing support from the area coordinator and support staff. Until the end of June there are also two very experienced teachers in Hudson giving additional training to new volunteers on working with a group classes. There are a few volunteers already on Team Hudson and we are very fortunate to have some dynamic teams in Valatie and Stuyvesant Falls as well. Catskill is another location where we are working to build a cohesive team of volunteers to provide ESL classes.

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