ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
201 volt equipment?
by bigpapa. 04/29/17 12:15 AM
Schneider LC1D09
by jraef. 04/28/17 11:05 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by sparky. 04/28/17 08:11 PM
Electrode boilers question
by annemarie1. 04/27/17 01:40 PM
Why cables look like they do
by LongRunner. 04/26/17 09:36 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,915 Are you busy
169,722 Re: Forum
162,940 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 47 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
#218429 - 04/21/17 08:17 AM Re: How do you find a good employee? [Re: Tesla]  
SteveFehr  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,205
Chesapeake, VA
Originally Posted by Tesla
As for craft smarts: they're given away by personal tools. Admittedly, it does take some smarts on the part of the interviewer to recognize whether they are poor, average, very good or outstanding tool sets.

No man treats company property better than his own tools.

As Sherlock Holmes would put it: they tell a story.
It takes a sixth sense to find a good employee, I think. If it was easy, someone else would have already hired him/her!

I really like your point about tools. I was once asked "What tools do you own?" during an interview for an engineering position and it remains the best interview question I've ever heard and one I always ask when I'm hiring. Everyone boasts about their capabilities, but is there a better check of aptitude, capabilities, and experience of an engineer or tradesman than their personal toolbox, their reaction to the question, and what particular tools they rattle off when they talk about it?

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#218432 - 04/22/17 10:44 AM Re: How do you find a good employee? [Re: twh]  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,810
Brick, NJ USA
Depending on the experience level of the employee you are looking for, I found the local VoTech a great source of candidates. Having a relationship with one of the Electrical Trades instructors and the guidance office keeps your company on the 'call list'.


Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Member Spotlight
Posts: 22
Joined: August 2009
Show All Member Profiles 

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 16 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7567 MB (Peak: 0.8740 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-29 05:37:07 UTC