You think you've found the perfect candidate for your client's tough job order. He passed the phone interview and the following three in-person interviews with flying colors. He aced all of the skills and assessment tests. He has all of the qualifications and seems to be a perfect cultural fit. But while your client deliberates over whether this is really the BEST they can do, your candidate takes another job.
A slow hiring process wears candidates down and…Continue
Do your clients know how to hire for attitude?
According to Mark Murphy, author of Hiring for Attitude, employers' inability to successfully assess candidates' attitudes during the hiring process is the reason why so many fail so quickly. In a recent Forbes interview, he said that of the 200,000…Continue
Hiring is one of the hardest things companies have to do. If they have a recruiter like you, they can skip some of the hassles, such as shifting through hundreds of resumes. But in the end, the hiring decision is still theirs. How can they tell from an interview or two (or more) if someone is going to perform, has the skills they claim to have, and will be a cultural fit for the organization?
The truth is, many times they can't and they end up regretting their hiring…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 20, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments
We reported a few months ago how it is taking longer and longer for hiring managers to fill direct-hire positions in their quest for the "perfect candidate." The negative impact of this is obvious to recruiters who have to get a candidate placed before they can get paid. But according to a recent post in Top…Continue
Why do some candidates look so great on paper but bomb when they are actually placed in a position? Many times it comes down to that elusive buzz phrase: "cultural fit."
Cultural fit means different things to different companies, but it is generally the shared values and principles that form the organization's identity and push it in a certain direction. While cultural fit is an intangible, not to mention hard to define, attribute, it is one of the most important. In…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In a recent blog post, we reported on an article by The Kansas City Star that discussed the trend of hiring workers on a contract basis to complete projects, a practice the article referred to as "adhocracy." As many of the recruiters we work with can attest, this trend is very real. And for some, it lead to their first contract…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments