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 But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair and poor hiring decisions.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

8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process

8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process

A poor candidate experience can cost your company millions every year and can turn away great prospects from applying. But if candidates have a positive experience, they’re twice as likely to recommend the company or even become a customer themselves — even if they don’t ultimately get the job. That’s inspiring but it isn’t alwaysRead more about 8 Simple Ways to Delight Candidates Throughout the Hiring Process[…]

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

The summer between my junior and senior years in college, I had an internship with Sports Illustrated that gave me my first exposure to magazine work. Apparently, I liked what I saw. That apprenticeship led to a full-time job at SI, which ultimately opened the way for me to become editor in chief of StanfordRead more about Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win[…]

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 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[…]

HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech

HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech

  With somewhere around 3 billion people now working around the world1, the marketplace for HR technology and services is enormous—and ever-changing. This year, as I try to recap all the disruptive changes taking place, the simplest way I can put it is this: The market is reinventing itself. Three micro-trends are driving this reinvention:Read more about HR Disruptions coming your way and it’s Tech[…]

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[…]