Hiring

Synergy in Testing: Combining Assessments for Optimal Results

There are all sorts of tools you can use for screening job applicants. Two are particularly effective when used together…

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How to Get More from a Reference Check

Reference checks are an essential step in your hiring process. As someone who has conducted a significant number of them in my career, I know they can be extremely time consuming and don’t always yield the most insightful information.

However, reference checks have the potential to provide you with some of the most critical, timely, and valuable information you could ask for:  actually knowing how a candidate has performed on the job. Certainly, past performance is a strong predictor of future performance. But simply verifying employment dates and asking superficial questions will typically leave you in the cold. You need to make sure that you ask the right questions.

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What to Look for in a Resume

Although social media is often part of a job-seeker’s marketing plan these days, resumes and cover letters are still the primary elements that recruiters and hiring managers look at to get an initial impression of candidates. Read more about What to Look for in a Resume

Structured Interview Checklist

Don’t miss a step during your interview process. Here is a checklist to help you and your candidates have a seamless and consistent experience.

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Why Do You Need A Job Analysis?

Your time is valuable. Isn’t a formal job analysis just busywork? Actually, in this video, I’ll tell you why it’s not…

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Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like most organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. Read more about Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

The Difference Between Engagement and Satisfaction

If you’ve ever had a job where you felt the best part of the day was quitting time, you’re not alone. According to recent survey data, about 81% of U.S. employees report being satisfied with their jobs, but only about 64% consider themselves to be engaged. That may not seem so bad at first glance, but if you crunch a few numbers, you’ll see that it means millions of people are disinterested or dissatisfied at work.

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Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape their lives. Read more about Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

Cognitive ability assessments measure a person’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of a specific job. Read more about Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin…

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