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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 But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair and poor hiring decisions.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[…]

Why You Need to Hire a Head of Remote Work — and What That Job Entails

Why You Need to Hire a Head of Remote Work — and What That Job Entails

The smartest, most transparent, and most progressive companies transitioning to remote will hire an executive to lead their journey in the next one to two years. This hire (or the lack thereof) will be a litmus test to job seekers who expect remote work to be supported, not merely allowed. GitLab, GitHub, Facebook, Quora, and Twitter (andRead more about Why You Need to Hire a Head of Remote Work — and What That Job Entails[…]

Reimagining the World of Work: 6 Provocative Predictions

Reimagining the World of Work: 6 Provocative Predictions

Many things have been put on hold recently — weddings and vacations, family reunions and company offsites, sporting events and schoolwork. But Lars Schmidt says there is one thing that will no longer loom on the horizon. “We talk about the future of work,” says Lars, the host of the 21st Century HR podcast, “as though it wereRead more about Reimagining the World of Work: 6 Provocative Predictions[…]

7 Impactful Things Recruiters Can Do If Hiring Has Slowed Down

7 Impactful Things Recruiters Can Do If Hiring Has Slowed Down

With hiring slowing down across many sectors, recruiting teams are refocusing their energy on new projects and challenges. From pipelining talent for the future and building out their employer brand strategies, to helping organizations on the frontline recruit for critical roles,  recruiters are demonstrating the value of their unique skill set. To learn more about what recruitingRead more about 7 Impactful Things Recruiters Can Do If Hiring Has Slowed Down[…]

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[…]

A Guide for the Ages: What You Need to Know to Attract a Multigenerational Workforce

A Guide for the Ages: What You Need to Know to Attract a Multigenerational Workforce

The recent arrival of Gen Z in the workplace has triggered a flood of generational comparisons, some thought-provoking and most merely whimsical. The media seems endlessly fascinated by the different historical, economic, and cultural influences that have shaped Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Gen Zers.  They have scrutinized each generation’s favorite slang (groovy for Boomers and FOMO and meh for Millennials)Read more about A Guide for the Ages: What You Need to Know to Attract a Multigenerational Workforce[…]

Why Curiosity Might Be the Most Important Skill for Recruiters

Why Curiosity Might Be the Most Important Skill for Recruiters

Yet curiosity is accountable for much of the success of top corporate recruiters. Of course, other competencies are critical, too — adaptability, learning agility, drive, prioritization, influence, etc. But those typically get quite a bit of love in recruiter performance reviews already, whereas curiosity does not. My team and I at Recruiting Toolbox have worked with thousands ofRead more about Why Curiosity Might Be the Most Important Skill for Recruiters[…]