Hiring

Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

3.8 million job openings means a lot of interviews. With an average of five per position, that means about 19 million interviews will be taking place in the next few months. Read more about Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

Knowing What You Need in a Candidate

The current economic climate has made competition tough for job hunters but applications plentiful for firms. With 3.8 million unfilled jobs in the U.S., where’s the disconnect? When you have an abundance of candidates to choose from, you still need to make sure you find the right person for the right job.

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The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

Personality tests can be very effective tools to use in the hiring process. They help you understand the individual traits of a candidate, which enables you to determine if they will be a good fit for your organization and your team, as well as whether they can successfully complete the tasks at hand. In general, personality tests measure job-related strengths and weaknesses. Personality tests can also be used to build teams within your organization. Read more about The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

Where Do I Use Testing in My Hiring Process?

Have you been wondering where you would use our various tests in your hiring process? This video answers your question.

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3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave

What would you do if you came to work tomorrow and over half of your staff gave their notice? According to an article I just read in Forbes, 60% of employees are currently looking for other opportunities and 66% of them are disengaged. That’s significant! Read more about 3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave

What is an Effective Leader?

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, gives his opinion on the value of leadership and how it relates to employee engagement in the 1999 book Lessons From the Top: The Search for America's Best Business Leaders. In it he says, "I think it's very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won't be able to attract and retain great people if they don't feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. Read more about What is an Effective Leader?

The Value of HR

Ruby shares a few tips on how you can make sure your HR department is functioning at the highest level possible.

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The Skills Gap is Real – and Widening

(The following is an excerpt from the September issue of The Direct Report.) Read more about The Skills Gap is Real – and Widening

How Employment Testing Can Benefit Your Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are ones that should not be taken lightly. How can you ensure you’re making the best possible choice when looking at candidates? 

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Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Read more about Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

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