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5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention

Imagine you were trying to convince someone like Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk to join your company (just go with me on this). Knowing that they’re busy people who must be inundated with messages, the vast majority of which they don’t read, you wouldn’t dream of sending them a boring, templated, predictable email.Read more about 5 Creative Outreach Messages That Grabbed Candidates’ Attention[…]

Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover

Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover

A major tech company just made a big brouhaha over its “uncanny” ability to use AI to predict which employees will voluntarily leave a company within the next 12 months. But in my opinion, there are far easier techniques to stop turnover by simply understanding why people change jobs and accept offers in the firstRead more about Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover[…]

3 Ways to Go All-in With a Video Interview Platform in Bangladesh

3 Ways to Go All-in With a Video Interview Platform in Bangladesh

  The decision to use a new hiring tool creates significant changes for your team. It takes time to adjust, and many HR and hiring professionals are often reluctant to fully commit to new tools due to how often trends shift. Our latest research with HR.com revealed 52 percent of companies now use video interviewsRead more about 3 Ways to Go All-in With a Video Interview Platform in Bangladesh[…]

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

Over the past 40 years, I have reviewed at least 30,000 resumes and LinkedIn profiles and personally interviewed over 5,000 job candidates. After tracking the subsequent performance of hundreds of these people, it became apparent that there were clues in the resume and work history that accurately predicted the likelihood the person would be successful even in rolesRead more about 8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee[…]

Candidates’ Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help

Candidates’ Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help

The psychologist Nicholas Humphrey once stated that a person’s social intelligence — the soft skills they use to interact with their environment and the people around them — defines them far more than their quantitative intelligence. And with artificial intelligence and automation making many hard skills obsolete, this is increasingly true in the workplace. InRead more about Candidates’ Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help[…]

3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

We’ve all sat across the table from candidates who weren’t able to be forthcoming with their mistakes and weaknesses. It’s never a good sign and it’s usually a deal-killer, especially when the issue is consistent and pronounced. But sometimes we see only slight signs of concern. Let’s say you just finished interviewing an otherwise talentedRead more about 3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses[…]

How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)

How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)

  When Jill Vialet founded the nonprofit Playworks, her goal was to bring out the best in every child through the power of play, helping kids build important social and emotional skills. And, she later discovered this is exactly what adults need too. Jill had this realization when she invited the organization’s corporate partners to takeRead more about How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)[…]

Pixar’s New Short Film Examines Workplace Diversity with Humor, Insight, and a Lively Ball of Yarn

Pixar’s New Short Film Examines Workplace Diversity with Humor, Insight, and a Lively Ball of Yarn

  Meet Purl. She’s the star of the first video in Pixar’s SparkShorts series. She’s also a vivacious ball of pink yarn who is desperate to succeed in a new job.     The eight-minute animated short, Purl, is a look at workplace diversity and inclusion. It starts with Purl excitedly arriving for her firstRead more about Pixar’s New Short Film Examines Workplace Diversity with Humor, Insight, and a Lively Ball of Yarn[…]

LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring

LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring

The relationship between employers and employees is fundamentally changing, but your hiring and HR practices may not have caught up yet. People expect more from you as an employer—more transparency, more accountability, and more trust. And you need more from your employees—not only their technical skills, but also their ability to think creatively, collaborate effectively,Read more about LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring[…]