As appeared in the Denver Business Journal — By Stephanie Klein
The good news is hiring continues to pick up, and many companies are reporting a more optimistic view of the year ahead. This confidence is partly based upon estimations that 2012’s revenue numbers could be the best they’ve been in three years. After all the turmoil we’ve been through, it’s hard to not get excited about such positive projections. As companies approve budgets, hiring managers have been given the green light to hire, and are planning the dream candidate – the elusive “A” player that embodies all the characteristics the company needs. It’s that perfect new employee who will help grow the top line, drive operational efficiency, and simultaneously create raving fans out of coworkers and managers alike. Sounds great, right? Before you move full steam ahead, though, consider the following steps along the way.