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Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Royal Dutch Shell is a global energy company that has always valued soft skills, even as the particular skills it prizes have changed. For example, Shell once considered it important for employees to be able to engineer agreement among stakeholders because decisions at the company were driven by consensus. Over time, Shell began to seeRead more about Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

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[…]

Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company

Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company

Imagine you’ve just spent months recruiting the perfect candidate. Their first day finally arrives … but they don’t. You’ve been ghosted. In case you’re not sure what “ghosting” means, Urban Dictionary has the answer: And while it may sound like something that’s only relevant for dating or friendships, ghosting has crept into the employer/employee relationship asRead more about Candidates are Ghosting New Employers – Here’s How You Can Avoid This at Your Company[…]

Talent Acquisition Teams Plan to Increase Spend on These 6 Things in 2019

Talent Acquisition Teams Plan to Increase Spend on These 6 Things in 2019

With quit rates at an all time high and more open jobs than unemployed people, it’s safe to say competition for talent isn’t going to get lighter anytime soon. Because of that, many companies are increasing spending in several key areas of talent acquisition in order to attract top talent, as Criteria Corp found inRead more about Talent Acquisition Teams Plan to Increase Spend on These 6 Things in 2019[…]

Why You should use video recruitment for your next Internship Program

Why You should use video recruitment for your next Internship Program

Throughout this month we are starting a series of articles titled HR New Year Resolutions for you to take the right HR decisions for 2019. Internships and management trainee programs are key to building experience as a student or recent graduate. And it’s equally important for a company to understand the future employees out there.Read more about Why You should use video recruitment for your next Internship Program[…]