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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[…]

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[…]

6 Things Every Recruiter Can Do to Make Interviews More Effective

6 Things Every Recruiter Can Do to Make Interviews More Effective

  No one really likes interviews (at least, most of us don’t). As a recruiter, you’re under pressure to quickly figure out if a candidate is the right person for the job. And as anyone who has interviewed for a new job knows, it’s extremely nerve-wracking and stressful from the candidate’s perspective. But, the goodRead more about 6 Things Every Recruiter Can Do to Make Interviews More Effective[…]

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 end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots

The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots

  The last time Chuck Blatt searched for a job, about 10 years ago, he relied on a thoughtful cover letter, a resume printed on nice paper and good rapport during a face-to-face interview. Now, he said, “that is all out the window.” Since Blatt, 50, left his job as vice president of a paintingRead more about The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots[…]