[thnks to Scott Adams for being so astute about HR issues & for the use of his intellectual property]
My thesis is that most have no idea what is meant by employee engagement:
That employee engagement isn’t something that company leaders can inspire just by being leaders.
That engagement is not an HR initiative…Continue
You don’t get to perch yourself on a park bench and eat ice cream with the likes of Paul McCartney by wingin’ it. Most employers don’t start a company because they’re good at doing the books, hiring or leading a team. People start companies because they’re passionate about a…Continue
It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…Continue
Added by Emily Davis on August 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
The perfect interview… a dream come true. For a recruiter or hiring manager there is almost no better feeling than a perfect interview with a dream candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager can’t really control the quality of the candidate. You can, however, control the quality of the interview. First, actually take the time to read the…Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With…Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
2/3 of HR and recruiting pros are already turning to video interviewing and screening because of their established return on investment. However, not everyone knows just how many areas of recruiting costs can be drastically reduced by implementing video…Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on June 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
People thrive on stability and predictability. So when a recruiter suggests video interviewing as an alternative to the traditional, the hiring manager may panic. Unfortunately, many hiring managers aren’t aware of the reasons they should use video interviewing. The cost-effective method of deepening the talent pool provides consistency and…Continue
Getting a job in today’s market can be very difficult. As a recruiter people are always coming up to me and telling me their horror stories of how they are out of work, can’t get an interview or aren't being made offers. I sympathize with them because I know how hard it can be. If I post a position I am being flooded with resumes.…Continue
Added by Chadd Balbi on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
This week I made my debut appearance on The Recruiting Animal show. For anyone that doesn’t know this show, compare this to getting the opportunity to meet with the best client you could ever ask for with the reputation of being a lot like the Wizard…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, on-camera time doesn’t come naturally to most of us. There are very few Shirley Temples in the world that seem to have been born to be in front of a camera. The rest of us need a little help. Here are some pointers for bringing your A-game to the interview, regardless of which side of the camera you’re on.
Added by Julie Salerno on May 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Companies who are putting the candidate experience at the heart of their recruitment strategy, are best positioned to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. But what does the modern candidate want? Here are three important pointers to keep in mind when designing a candidate-friendly application…Continue
There used to be speculation about video interviewing encouraging discrimination. Some were worried that seeing candidates face-to-face earlier on in…Continue
If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…Continue
No, this is not an illegal question nor is it meant to be discriminatory. Mostly, the interviewer is trying to find out if you have common interests or something that can always be common ground between the two of you. It is also a way for the interviewer to gage your personality and possible contributions you could make.
Give specific answers and paint a picture much like you would with any other question you are being asked during the process. Explain why…Continue
Added by Susan Silver Gotham on December 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Rich Peterson stated, Using, “non-traditional recruiting media,” is also a chance for you to convey something about your corporate culture and job opportunities to jobseekers.
1.) Signatures: Ask all of your employees, companywide, to put a footer in their e-mails reminding people that their, “company is hiring.” A signature can say "Note: we're hiring Star Developers, Energized Sales Managers and Effective Digital…Continue
You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find the best candidate for the position. First and foremost you…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on August 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.
According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of …Continue
Added by Angela Yu on August 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments