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Meet the Boss: Birmingham Business Journal Interviews SourcePointe President Robby Pierce

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Robby Pierce, SourcePointe

Robby Pierce, SourcePointe

SourcePointe founder and  President Robby Pierce takes readers inside the growth of his company in a “Meet the Boss” interview with the  Birmingham Business Journal . The article  published in the November 1, 2013 issue of BBJ  also includes a look at some of the hot topics in HR that are facing companies large and small. Thank you BBJ and reporter Antrenise Cole for an excellent article. Read the full article.

Birmingham Business Journal Honors Helen Rand – Top HR Executive

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Helen Rand wins BBJ award for Top HR ExecutiveThe Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) has named SourcePointe Client Services Director Helen Rand a “Top HR Executive” for 2013. The honor recognizes leaders for outstanding work in the field of Human Resources and Workforce Management.

Ms. Rand accepted the award at the Birmingham Business Journal’s Annual HR Executive Awards luncheon held at Harbert Center  on October 31, 2013.

Helen Rand shared HR insights in an exclusive interview with the Birmingham Business Journal. A copy of that article is available here.

B Metro Magazine Features SourcePointe Founder Robby Pierce

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Big thanks to Birmingham’s B Metro magazine for an excellent feature interview with SourcePointe founder and President Robby Pierce. Robby was invited to sit down down in one of B Metro’s now famous red chairs for a video chat for the One on One column. He shared the studio with Hoover Toyota President Gordon Stewart.  Read the full story.

B Metro Article about Robby Pierce

Kimberly Posey joins SourcePointe Team

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Kimberly Posey Birmingham, AL –  SourcePointe, Inc. has appointed Kimberly Posey to the position of HR Solutions Manager. Posey has more than eight years experience in the field of human resources management. She is a graduate of Stillman College.

SourcePointe is a human resources outsourcing firm that provides companies with human resources services including on-site payroll administration, human resources compliance, benefits administration, online human resources management and employee performance enhancement. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, SourcePointe has offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

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Tips on How to Conduct a Successful Interview

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A View from the Other Side of the Desk

As an interviewer, what should you be thinking and asking?

Conducting a professional and beneficial interview as an employer is equally as stressful and important as making it through one as an interviewee. Here are a few insights to consider when deciding who makes the cut for your company’s A-Team.

Punctuality & Preparedness

Promptness is an indicator of reliability; both are desirable traits in an employee. Though unforeseen circumstances may arise, potential candidates should exhibit a notable effort in keeping you informed if the agreed-upon meeting time becomes an issue. Following their timely arrival, ask applicants a simple question about the company. Expect them to know who your organization is and what it does, as well as how this fits in with their employment plans.

Objectivity & Responsibility

Remember this is an interview, not a test. Do not purposefully attempt to trip up your contenders with tricky questions and “right or wrong” answers. Instead, plan objective inquiries with structure that invite the interviewees to reveal their thought processes and priorities.  You are not required to evaluate a person’s individual worth, but rather his or her worth and fit for the company.  Also, remember to ask about specific past responsibilities, and more importantly the accomplishments that accompanied those responsibilities. Responsibilities alone do not differentiate you from others; successes do.

Accountability

As the person in charge of hiring, you will be held liable for any rising stars or falling duds. With that in mind, be sure to ask yourself a few questions following each interview.

  • Would I want accountability for this individual’s performance?
  • Would I want to work with this person?
  • Were there any obvious red flags with this person?

Interview Questions

According the U.S law and professional business practice, which of these questions would be considered appropriate or inappropriate for you to ask a candidate during an interview?

  1. Can I call you by your first name?
  2. Could you attach a picture of yourself to your resume?
  3. Are you a citizen of U.S.?
  4. What languages can you speak/write?
  5. What is your reaction to entertaining clients in the evening?
  6. Who is planning on babysitting your kids?
  7. Will you need to have religious holidays off?
  8. What kind of discharge did you receive from service?
  9. Are you married or do you live with someone?
  10. Where do your parents come from?
  11. Have you ever been arrested?

Answers: 1. Appropriate 2. Inappropriate 3. Appropriate 4. Appropriate 5. Appropriate, only if this could be considered a job requirement 6. Inappropriate 7. Appropriate 8. Inappropriate 9. Inappropriate 10. Inappropriate 11. Inappropriate, but you can ask if the candidate has ever been convicted.

 

Adapted from a lecture by Karl Kuhnert, professor in psychology and program chair of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at the University of Georgia