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 But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair and poor hiring decisions.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

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[…]

5 Ways to Be a More Innovative Recruiter, According to Talent Leader Jennifer McClure

5 Ways to Be a More Innovative Recruiter, According to Talent Leader Jennifer McClure

—————————————————————————————————————————————– When CEOs around the world are polled about the biggest challenges facing their business, personnel issues top the list — whether that means finding the right people, training them, or retaining them. So, talent professionals are in a position to make an unparalleled impact on the business, said Jennifer McClure, a former human resources exec and founderRead more about 5 Ways to Be a More Innovative Recruiter, According to Talent Leader Jennifer McClure[…]

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[…]

The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

Recruiters have a front-row seat to the ever-changing mix of skills most prized by the business world. Understanding what those skills are early on can give you a leg up on the competition. And while the soft skills valued by companies tend to change gradually, the most sought-after hard skills evolve lickety-split, pushed largely by the relentlessRead more about The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020[…]