Up your hiring game with a UB School of Management seminar

Release Date: April 21, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Whether you’re drafting an NFL player or hiring a new employee, it’s important to look beyond a candidate’s résumé to find a team player. That’ll be one of your key takeaways at the next Smart Business Practices seminar, hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) at 8 a.m. May 25 in 106 Jacobs Management Center on UB’s North Campus.

“Hiring and Performance Management: Lessons from the National Football League” will explore how you can apply the practices of professional football teams to benefit your organization and your employees.

Tim Maynes, PhD, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the UB School of Management, will discuss findings from his research, which analyzed 440 college football players who were drafted into the NFL from 2006 to 2012. The study discovered that character-driven behaviors—such as working extra hard, making sacrifices for the team and helping co-workers with work-related problems—were just as important to success in the NFL as a player’s previous on-field performance.

Seminar topics will include how to identify high performers and bad apples in the selection process, as well as best practices for managing employee performance.

A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 8-9:30 a.m.

The seminar costs $30 for School of Management alumni and $35 for guests. Online registration is required by May 23. To register, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/smartbusinessmaynes. For more information, call 716-645-3224.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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