Recruiting

Familiarity Breeds Success – Why and How to Hire Internally

It’s no secret: Hiring can be expensive. Whether replacing an employee or creating a new position, the costs mount quickly… and not just in money, but time as well. With advertising for the position, sifting through resumes, testing, interviewing, negotiating, completing paperwork and training, the process can be lengthy. Read more about Familiarity Breeds Success – Why and How to Hire Internally

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet you used the results to help you make a hiring decision, but haven’t looked at them since.

You’re not alone. Read more about Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

Social Media and Employee Screening - Beware!

Social media has become much more than just a way for people to connect with old friends and colleagues. Social media is now a resource for businesses to market and promote themselves. This newer technology is also becoming a tool for recruitment and selection strategies. Social media platforms enable companies to expand their networks and applicant pools and increase the quantity and quality of applicants and hires. Read more about Social Media and Employee Screening - Beware!

How Often do Employees Lie, Cheat, and Steal?

After being stripped of seven Tour de France titles and an Olympic bronze medal, Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. It seems that cheating, and then lying about the cheating, is becoming more widespread in sports, especially when the stakes are high. For example, some of the best baseball players of all time (e.g., Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire) will likely never be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame because of their scandals.

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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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Top Careers for 2013

Of perennial interest to employment recruiters, the under- and unemployed, and those preparing for the workforce is what the “top” careers for the year are projected to be. In this case, “top” can mean most lucrative, most in-demand, least stressful, most prestigious or any combination thereof. Given that there are several measurement criteria, we’ll look at some of the most popular ones. Read more about Top Careers for 2013

Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

How important are job specific cut scores? Very. A cut score is the lowest score a candidate can achieve on an assessment to receive further consideration in the hiring process.  Frequently, people assume that positions with similar titles or levels will require similar scores based on their location in the organizational hierarchy. However, this is not the case. Read more about Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising.

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