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This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates’ Soft Skills

This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates’ Soft Skills

Today, almost all companies have a big focus on improving diversity. But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair and poor hiring decisions.   While I’m happy to report that most corporate recruiters now regularly assign focus areas to interviews (the free for all, wingRead more about This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates’ Soft Skills[…]

The One Thing You Should Do for Every Single Job Applicant

The One Thing You Should Do for Every Single Job Applicant

It was the fourth time Linda had lost a job. Three times her position had been cut when the economy floundered and, in the other case, the circus company for which she worked literally folded its tents forever. Linda didn’t mope. She knew the ropes. She began filling out applications, sending out resumes, and reaching outRead more about The One Thing You Should Do for Every Single Job Applicant[…]

How Recruiters Are Stepping Up in Tough Times — and What You Can Do Too

How Recruiters Are Stepping Up in Tough Times — and What You Can Do Too

These days, people around the world are reaching out to one another in beautiful ways. From delivering groceries to elderly neighbors to funding taxi rides for healthcare workers, we’re seeing an outpouring of heartwarming responses to those directly impacted by the coronavirus.  Talent professionals are no exception. You’ve always changed lives, and now you’re helpingRead more about How Recruiters Are Stepping Up in Tough Times — and What You Can Do Too[…]

4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees

4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees

While Thanksgiving might only be celebrated in the U.S. and a few other countries, the need to express gratitude is universal. And in the workplace, it’s important to regularly show employees that you’re thankful for their hard work and dedication — after all, without them, the company wouldn’t exist. In a 2018 study of 175,000 globalRead more about 4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their Employees[…]

Are you missing the point of health and well-being at work?

Are you missing the point of health and well-being at work?

  Employee health and well-being is one of the biggest areas of focus for HR departments all over the world, and for good reason. Investing in health and well being at work can lead to greater resilience, innovation and productivity. It also explains that HR professionals should play a pivotal role in steering the healthRead more about Are you missing the point of health and well-being at work?[…]

Improve the Candidate Experience — and Your Hiring Process — With This One Simple Tactic

Improve the Candidate Experience — and Your Hiring Process — With This One Simple Tactic

Over 60% of job candidates will share a negative candidate experience with their friends and family. And 35% will even share it publicly online. That’s according to the 2018 Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Research Report. And, needless to say, these negative reviews can impact companies’ employer brands — and their ability to attractRead more about Improve the Candidate Experience — and Your Hiring Process — With This One Simple Tactic[…]

The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots

The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots

  The last time Chuck Blatt searched for a job, about 10 years ago, he relied on a thoughtful cover letter, a resume printed on nice paper and good rapport during a face-to-face interview. Now, he said, “that is all out the window.” Since Blatt, 50, left his job as vice president of a paintingRead more about The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots[…]

Is video interviewing actually good for your startup’s diversity?

Is video interviewing actually good for your startup’s diversity?

You may have heard about the recent Dunkin’ Donuts discrimination scandal, where a man was denied employment because his religion requires him to take certain times off. Or last month’s Food Lion case where a change in position interfered with a worker’s religious schedule. No, it’s not 1941 or even the year of discrimination, butRead more about Is video interviewing actually good for your startup’s diversity?[…]