Longview to adopt new hiring process
POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 10:25am
Longview—The city of Longview is making changes to their hiring process for management level positions. The city is looking to become more diverse in their leadership positions while at the same time ensuring the candidate is the best person for the job. Candidates for these positions will now have to go through numerous tests including a personality test before they are hired. “When you're hiring somebody you really don't know, an outside person you know, it helps to know their personality and how they fit and interact with other people because that's such an important part of being a manager,” said Longview City Manager David Willard,. The city also plans to hold diversity training for current city leaders.