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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[…]

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[…]

How to Improve Quality of Hire by Changing the Way You Source Candidates

How to Improve Quality of Hire by Changing the Way You Source Candidates

Maximizing quality of hire and spending less money at the same time may seem impossible, but it isn’t. It all comes down to allocating a company’s recruiting budget based on the channels that produce the best candidates. Just take a look at the graphic below, which shows quality of hire by sourcing channel:   TheRead more about How to Improve Quality of Hire by Changing the Way You Source Candidates[…]

3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn’t Ask

3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn’t Ask

  It never ceases to amaze me how wide the gap is between the enormous importance organizations place on hiring great talent…and their actual skill in conducting high-quality interviews. Most companies are, frankly, terrible at interviewing. And, while poor execution comes in many forms, one key culprit is simply asking predictable, bad, or otherwise un-insightfulRead more about 3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn’t Ask[…]

How to Retain Millennials in a World Full of Job Hoppers

How to Retain Millennials in a World Full of Job Hoppers

  A recent LinkedIn analysis found that job hopping among millennials is on the rise. Specifically, people who graduated college between 2006 and 2010 switched companies an average of 2.85 times in their first five years out of school. Compare that to people who graduated college between 1986 and 1990, who switched companies a mereRead more about How to Retain Millennials in a World Full of Job Hoppers[…]

The Biggest Reason Tech Workers Switch Jobs (Hint: It Isn’t Money or Their Boss)

The Biggest Reason Tech Workers Switch Jobs (Hint: It Isn’t Money or Their Boss)

  Tech workers are among the most in-demand employees in the world. A LinkedIn analysis found that IT workers get twice as many InMails from recruiters as employees in other verticals, and software engineers get two-and-a-half times as many. So how do you hold onto your tech talent when so many organizations are going afterRead more about The Biggest Reason Tech Workers Switch Jobs (Hint: It Isn’t Money or Their Boss)[…]