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Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective – Here Are 10 Ways to Change That

Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective – Here Are 10 Ways to Change That

Interviewing is a well-established component of hiring that you have probably used for years without much change. But, now that the use of data and technology has begun to permeate recruiting, every aspect of interviewing is undergoing close examination and change. It’s important for those responsible for hiring to keep track of these developments becauseRead more about Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective – Here Are 10 Ways to Change That[…]

These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

As I think back on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed and the hundreds I’ve tracked for years after they were hired, leadership stands out as the universal trait of success. At its simplest, I define leadership as the ability to figure out the best way to solve a problem and then executing on thatRead more about These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate[…]

Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers

Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers

65% of employees say they’d rather have a new boss than a pay raise. That stat suggests that the old adage that we quit our bosses, not our jobs, may actually have some weight to it. But according to Facebook’s Head of People, Lori Goler, Head of HR Business Partners, Janelle Gale, and People Growth Lead, Brynn Harrington, theRead more about Facebook Knows the Secret to Increasing Retention—and It Starts With Managers[…]

These 5 Employee Benefits are Trending – and Can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge

These 5 Employee Benefits are Trending – and Can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge

We tend to think of benefits as employee benefits. But they aren’t just good for employees –-benefits are also rewarding for the companies that provide them. In fact, a recently issued report by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that examined benefit trends among U.S. companies over the last four years shows just howRead more about These 5 Employee Benefits are Trending – and Can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge[…]

Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer

Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer

Hiring the best talent, whether active or passive, requires exceptional recruiting skills. Part of this is overcoming objections at every stage in the recruiting funnel. Converting passive candidates into interested prospects is the first step. The second step is convincing this group to become serious candidates and then converting these people into those who areRead more about Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will Accept Your Job Offer[…]

3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging

3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging

We’ve all been there: starting a job application and giving up halfway through. Maybe we realized we weren’t as qualified as we thought we were when we started. But more likely, the application process just wasn’t engaging and didn’t allow us to showcase our strengths—so we decided not to waste our time. Even Steve JobsRead more about 3 Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Their Application Process More Engaging[…]

7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy

7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy

Today’s recruiters are stretched thin. “Companies rely too heavily on their internal recruiters and consequently they’re overloaded and maxed out,”says Roberta Matuson, a corporate consultant who helps companies like General Motors and Best Buy. She also penned the book, “Talent Magnetism: How to Build a Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best.” Matuson believes it’sRead more about 7 Tactics to Revitalize Your Hiring Strategy[…]

Why Relaxing Your Job Requirements Can Help You Beat the Talent Shortage

Why Relaxing Your Job Requirements Can Help You Beat the Talent Shortage

The talent shortage is already making it tough to find skilled workers in certain industries—and it’s expected to drive hiring costs through the roof. The Korn Ferry Institute predicts that, globally, companies will spend an extra $2.5 trillion to secure talent by 2030. To combat this shortage, nearly a third (32%) of companies are offeringRead more about Why Relaxing Your Job Requirements Can Help You Beat the Talent Shortage[…]

Reinventing Hiring Based on How the Best People Find New Jobs

Reinventing Hiring Based on How the Best People Find New Jobs

  This past month, I talked with a dozen companies about their hiring challenges. They were the exact same challenges a dozen different companies described to me last year. In fact, they were exactly the same ones from five years and 10 years ago. They all involved not having enough qualified candidates, managers who wereRead more about Reinventing Hiring Based on How the Best People Find New Jobs[…]